on first-name terms

idiom

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 28 May. 2024.

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