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Know someone slightly:‘the two girls are not even on nodding terms with each other’
- ‘After the first few nights he was on nodding terms with late night police patrols and staff at the 24-hour Tesco store.’
- ‘I can't pretend to be on great terms with my neighbours on this estate - but I try to be on nodding terms, at least with the ones I recognise.’
- ‘I'm on nodding terms with my two immediate neighbours.’
- ‘Wiggins struck gold on the track in Athens last year and is on nodding terms with the American great.’
- ‘It helped that I was on nodding terms with the actress he was talking to, so I clumsily barged in.’
- ‘Through Saturday evening and Sunday, I was on nodding terms with several groups of pathologists who had theories that produced a wide range of diagnoses.’
- ‘If you don't know what they look like you will only stand a chance if you are on nodding terms with someone who does know what they look like, though you can feel a real idiot by having to ask.’
- ‘By now almost on nodding terms with Aer Lingus's pilots, we booked yet another four-day stint to be sure, to be sure.’
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