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fair-weather friend (ˌfɛəˈskɪnd) 



  1. (pejorative) a person who cannot be relied on in situations of hardship or difficulty   ⇒ She's a fair-weather friend.

Example Sentences Including 'fair-weather friend'

Even though advertising has proved to be a fair-weather friend , Yang believes it is still central to Yahoo!
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
We have no loyalty to a particular brand, and will dump our service provider like a fair-weather friend if a better offer comes along.
canada.com (2004)


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