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On a friendly footing, as in I'm on good terms with the manager, so I'll ask him to help you. Shakespeare used the phrase slightly differently in King Lear (1:2): “Parted you in good terms?” The precise current usage was first recorded in 1669. Also see on speaking terms.

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