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fare weathered friend

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.