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Today's Idiom = "Fair Weather Friend"






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Fair Weather Friend ( a friend you can only trust in good times ... )

"Fair Weather Friend"



A fair weather friend is a person who acts like your friend only when it is easy to be your friend.

Example: "Peter may seem like your best friend today, but you will find that he is a fair weather friend."



A friend who could turn against you in the future is a fair weather friend.

Example: "If I lost my job tomorrow, I would lose half of my friends." Reply: "Those are fair weather friends."



Fair weather friends may seem like good friends when times are good, but they cannot be found when you really need a friend.

Example: "When I got really sick, that's when I learned she was just a fair weather friend."



Just as the weather changes from fair (good) to poor, so a fair weather friend may be there for you one day but gone the next.



A good friend cares for you and helps you any time, but a fair weather friend is only there to get something from you.





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