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Meaning of “fair-weather friend” in the English Dictionary

"fair-weather friend" in British English

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fair-weather friendnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌfeə.weð.ə ˈfrend/  us   /ˌfer.weð.ɚ/ disapproving
someone who is a good ​friend when it is ​easy to be one and who ​stops being one when you are having ​problems
(Definition of fair-weather friend from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fair-weather friendnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfeər ˌweð·ər ˈfrend/
someone who can be ​depended on only when everything is going well
(Definition of fair-weather friend from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fair-weather friend”
in Chinese (Simplified) 酒肉朋友,不能共患难的朋友…
in Chinese (Traditional) 酒肉朋友,不能共患難的朋友…
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