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English definition of “hail-fellow-well-met”

hail-fellow-well-met

adjective uk   /ˌheɪl.fel.əʊ.welˈmet/ us    /-oʊ-/ old-fashioned
If a man or his actions are described as hail-fellow-well-met, they are very friendly and enthusiastic, sometimes in a way that is not sincere: He was greeted with the usual hail-fellow-well-met slap on the back and handshake.FriendlyExcited, interested and enthusiastic
(Definition of hail-fellow-well-met from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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