Posted by Bob on July 27, 2006
In Reply to: Fare weathered friend posted by Colleen on July 27, 2006
: Okay, We are having a debate at my large corporation and no one can seem to agree. What is the meaning of a fair weathered friend.. or possibly fare weathered friend
Well, neither. (But I like "fare weathered" because it makes no sense at all.) It's "fair-weather friend," one who is a friend only when conditions are good, who will desert you at the first metaphorical dark cloud.