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    On Excellent Terms

    What does "To be on excellent terms with yourself" means?

    Does that means that the person thinks highly of himself?

    Thanks,
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    Re: On Excellent Terms

    Quote Originally Posted by gurpreetgill4u View Post
    Does that means that the person thinks highly of himself?
    No, that's not how I would interpret that unusual expression.

    Where did you find that text?

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    Re: On Excellent Terms

    A BRAVE BOY'S FIGHT FOR FORTUNE


    By Horatio Alger, Jr.

    Squire Walsingham was a tall, portly man of fifty, sleek and evidently on excellent terms with himself.

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    Re: On Excellent Terms

    The author is trying to give the impression of a happy and (perhaps overly) confident man.

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    Re: On Excellent Terms

    In future, gurpreetgill4u, please give us the source and context in post #1, without waiting to be asked for it. This text is from 1900, which may affect our answers.



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