on first-name terms


: having a close personal relationship where each person addresses the other by their first name
He was on first-name terms with his boss.
sometimes used figuratively to describe something that one is familiar with or accustomed to
She was on first-name terms with adversity.

Dictionary Entries Near on first-name terms

Cite this Entry

“On first-name terms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20first-name%20terms. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!