on/at first acquaintance

idiom

: upon first meeting
He seemed cold on/at first acquaintance, but later I realized that he was just shy.

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“On/at first acquaintance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%2Fat%20first%20acquaintance. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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