fair weather

fair-weather

[fair-weth-er]
adjective
1.
used in or intended for fair weather only.
2.
weakening or failing in time of trouble: His fair-weather friends left him when he lost his money.

Origin:
1730–40

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fair-weather
 
adj
1.  suitable for use in fair weather only
2.  not reliable or present in situations of hardship or difficulty (esp in the phrase fair-weather friend)

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fair-weather definition


  1. mod.
    temporary; insincere. (From fair-weather sailor.) : I need something more than a fair-weather friend to help me through all this.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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