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what are friends for?

( also that's what friends are for) saying
said to a friend who has thanked you for doing something special for them
Translations of “what are friends for?”
in Chinese (Traditional) 否則要朋友幹甚麽?…
in Chinese (Simplified) 否则要朋友干什么?…
(Definition of what are friends for? from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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