fair-weather friend

fair-weather friend
Fig. someone who is your friend only when things are pleasant or going well for you. •

Bill stayed for lunch but he wouldn't help me with the yard work. He's just a fair-weather friend.

A fair-weather friend isn't much help in an emergency.

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{n.} A person who is a friend only when you are successful. * /Everyone knows that John's only a fair-weather friend./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • fair-weather friend — {n.} A person who is a friend only when you are successful. * /Everyone knows that John s only a fair weather friend./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fair-weather friend — UK US noun [countable] [singular fair weather friend plural fair weather friends] showing disapproval someone who only wants to be your friend when things are going well for you Thesaurus: friends and acquaintances …   Useful english dictionary

  • fair-weather friend — n someone who only wants to be your friend when you are successful …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fair-weather friend — noun count someone who only wants to be your friend when things are going well for you …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fair-weather friend — ► NOUN ▪ a person who stops being a friend in times of difficulty …   English terms dictionary

  • fair-weather friend — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fair weather friend : singular fair weather friend plural fair weather friends showing disapproval someone who only wants to be your friend when things are going well for you …   English dictionary

  • fair-weather friend —    Someone who acts as a friend when times are good, and is not there when you are in trouble, is called a fair weather friend.     I thought I could count on Bill, but I ve discovered he s just a fair weather friend …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • fair-weather friend — a friend who leaves when I have problems, one who does not stand by me    Simon is looking for a loyal friend, not a fair weather friend …   English idioms

  • fair-weather\ friend — noun A person who is a friend only when you are successful. Everyone knows that John s only a fair weather friend …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fair-weather friend — a person who is a friend only when one is successful He is a fair weather friend only and you can t rely on him if you have a problem …   Idioms and examples

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