on a first-name basis / on the first-name basis.

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sb70012

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Azerbaijani/Persian
Meeting Etiquette
Dress is business casual: no ties or jackets required. However, no denim or shorts, please. Ladies should feel free to wear slacks.
Note: Everyone is on a first-name basis.
Source: Top Notch 3 American English by Joan Saslow (Meeting Etiquette)


Hi,
Is it OK if I use "the" instead of "a" before"first-name"? I mean "on the first-name basis".

Thank you.
 
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