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fair-weather friend (ˌfeəˈskɪnd) 



  1. (pejorative) a person who cannot be relied on in situations of hardship or difficulty

Example Sentences Including 'fair-weather friend'

Even France, which historically has barely been a fair-weather friend of the United States, pledges its total solidarity.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
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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