Definition of be on nodding terms in English:

be on nodding terms

Know someone slightly: the two girls are not even on nodding terms with each other
More example sentences
  • I'm on nodding terms with my two immediate neighbours.
  • It helped that I was on nodding terms with the actress he was talking to, so I clumsily barged in.
  • 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.
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