entente cordiale

noun
en·​tente cor·​diale | \(ˈ)äⁿ-ˈtäⁿt-ˌkȯr-ˈdyäl \

Definition of entente cordiale 

2 : a friendly agreement or working relationship

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Plane spotters attending the show, which by entente cordiale alternates annually with that in Paris, will be hoping for an appearance by one of the F-35 Lightning fighters delivered recently to Britain’s air force and navy. The Economist, "Tomorrow’s squadron leaders will be accompanied by drones," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of entente cordiale

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for entente cordiale

French, literally, cordial understanding

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