(to be) on good terms

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - on good terms

"(to be) on good terms"

to be friendly with someone;

to be able to interact well with


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - on good terms

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Looks like the company is going to down-size and I will lose my job.

Colleague 2:  What are you going to do?

Colleague 1:  I think that I could get my previous job back.

Colleague 2:  Did you leave on good terms?

Colleague 1:  Yes.  My previous boss and I are friends and he understood completely why I needed to leave that job to further my career.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - on good terms

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Didn't I see you kissing your ex-husband yesterday.

Friend 2:  Yes. We went out for coffee together.

Friend 1:  Even though you are divorced?

Friend 2:  My ex and I are on very good terms with each other.

(to be) on good terms - Usage:


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(to be) on good terms - Gerund Form:

Being on good terms with your neighbor makes building a shared fence much easier.

(to be) on good terms - Examples:

1)  They still have a lot of love for one another and they are on good terms with each another and remain close. It just wasn't working.

2)  The ombudsman had not been on good terms with the provincial government for quite some time, official sources said.

3)  They divorced in 1979 but remained on good terms and continued to work together.

4)  ... programme can be designed to ensure that employees leaving the company are leaving on good terms.

5)  Since then, however, the pair has remained on good terms and have even been on holiday together with their children.

6)  I come from a country where they co-habit on good terms. Muslims come to venerate the Virgin Mary and St George.

7)  It is very cordial, although outsiders might think we are not on good terms. I must tell you that we relate very well.

8)  Kourtney's family are said to be keen to remain on good terms with Scott for the sake of his and 37-year-old Kourtney's three children.

9)  We live here in the area, I'm on good terms with lots of my neighbours.

10)  Gold added that the player had left the franchise on good terms. Certainly from our point of view there is absolutely no animosity whatsoever ...

11)  This seems to me especially thorny now that Russia is not on good terms with the West.

12)  We parted company on good terms, I've got the utmost respect for that guy because of the hard-work mentality ...

13)  I try to keep on good terms with my TCI co-workers because they have a tendency of reporting you to their government.

14)  She and her sister Taylor are reportedly on good terms with their stepmom-to-be.

15)  We will part on good terms and wish him the very best at Quins next season.

16)  Kanye has since made an effort to stay on good terms with the photographers who follow his every move.

17)  Fortunately, it appears that Prince and the two women remained on good terms so there was no animosity between them.

18)  He accepted my apology and we've remained on good terms.

19)  I speak with him without problems, and we remain on good terms.

20)  While in office Aylwin sought to stay on good terms with Pinochet, who still wielded enormous influence as army chief, ...