speaking terms

plural noun

Definition of speaking terms

1 : a mutual relationship limited to casual greeting or conversation used in the phrase on speaking terms
2 : a mutual relationship of intimacy and trust used with a negative and in the phrase on speaking terms the two brothers weren't on speaking terms for years

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“Speaking terms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speaking%20terms. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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