on equal terms

idiom

: as equals : as people with the same rights, privileges and responsibilities
people from different cultures learning to live together on equal terms

Examples of on equal terms in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To say that San Diego is on equal terms with bigger cities like Los Angeles or New York, in terms of noise music and outsider arts, is huge. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Jan. 2024 Trade with China was rarely conducted on equal terms and often exposed the West to technology theft. Christian Schneider, National Review, 21 Dec. 2023 Yet this bill seeks to place yeshiva study on equal terms with military service. Ruth Margalit, The New Yorker, 30 July 2023 Thus, building a well-functioning care economy will positively impact women’s ability to participate in the economy on equal terms and, therefore, contribute to closing gender gaps in workforce participation, pay and leadership. World Economic Forum, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 Scholarly depth and breadth rarely meet on equal terms. Maxwell Carter, WSJ, 20 Jan. 2023 Taxpayers subsidized their construction in exchange for charters requiring railroads to serve all customers on equal terms. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 16 Sep. 2022 Now humans can interact with rodents on equal terms, thanks to a mind-bending experiment conceived by virtual reality pioneers Mel Slater and Mandayam Srinivasan. Gregory Mone, Discover Magazine, 13 May 2013 The war is testing Swiss tolerance for standing on the sidelines and serving the world’s elite on equal terms, putting the country in a bind of competing interests. Erika Solomon, New York Times, 12 Mar. 2023

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“On equal terms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20equal%20terms. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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