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fair-weather

[fair-weth-er] /ˈfɛərˌwɛð ər/
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
1730-1740
1730-40
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Examples from the web for fair-weather
  • The first thing fair-weather cyclists do in the spring is to jump on their creaking rides and go for a spin.
  • It is a fair-weather model that works well only in times of prosperity.
  • They are yet to acknowledge and spell out the implications of the slump for their own fair-weather public-spending commitments.
British Dictionary definitions for fair-weather

fair-weather

adjective
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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Slang definitions & phrases for fair-weather

fair-weather

adjective

Insincere and temporary: fair-weather fans


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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