on first-name terms

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Definition of on first-name terms

British
: 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.

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“On first-name terms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20first-name%20terms. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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