Fairweather friend - A fairweather friend is the type who is always there when times are good but forgets about you when things get difficult or problems crop up.
Friendly footing - When relationships are on a friendly footing, they are going well.
Man's best friend - This is an idiomatic term for dogs.
Old friends and old wine are best - This idiom means that the things and people that we know well are better than the unfamiliar.
With friends like that, who needs enemies? - This expression is used when people behave badly or treat someone badly that they are supposed to be friends with.
You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family - Some things you can choose, but others you cannot, so you have to try to make the best of what you have where you have no choice.
A friend of Dona Maria is a friend of Antonio.
"A Daughter of the Dons" by William MacLeod Raine
Harry, I have no friend that I trust but you, but to you I cannot tell it.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
He was usher in a school taught by his life-long friend, Judge Yates.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
Well, now, let me speak to you as a friend; sure, 't is n't wine you'd be thinking of?
"The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
The girls waited for their friend to rise to the surface.
"Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
O tell me I yet have a friend, Though a friend I am never to see.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
Friends were more than friends, and strangers were friends.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
My friend, is this Dushyanta, friend of Indra?
"Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works" by Kåalidåasa
This is a room which was occupied by a charming Polish lady, Madame Wolsky, who was a friend of M'sieur's friend, Madame Bailey.
"The Chink in the Armour" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
I receive letters from all quarters, some from known friends, some from those who write like friends, on various subjects.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Friends, my dear friends, do you know
That Springtime's April is gone,
And lovely May with all its show,
Has nature's spring coat on?
"Fleeting Spring" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Faithful friend beyond the main,
Friend that time nor change makes cold;
Now, like ghosts, return again
Pallid, perished days of old.
"Araluen" by Henry Kendall
For he too was a friend to me:
Both are my friends, and my true breast
Bleedeth for both: yet it may be
That only silence suiteth best.
"To J. S." by Alfred Lord Tennyson
I loved my friends with all my might,
My foes I hated just as strong,
My friends were always in the right,
My foes forever in the wrong.
"Youthful Reminiscences" by David John Scott
What tho' nor friends nor kindred dear,
To grace his obsequies, attend?
His comrades are his brothers here,
And ev'ry hero is his friend!
"The Muffled Drum" by John Mayne
In those fresh green friendly forests
Full of strange and secret sound,
Let me live alone and happy,
For with them a friend I’ve found.
"Trees" by R S Ward
The free outdoor summer movie program of family-friendly fare continues at dusk Saturday with " Casper ," the 1995 movie about the friendly ghost.
My husband and I enjoy meeting new people, friends of friends and fellow attendees at various events.
United Feature Syndicate, Inc. My husband and I enjoy meeting new people, friends of friends and fellow attendees at various events.
Federal prosecutors say a former Wells Fargo Securities investment banker, his stockbroker friend, and a network of friends and family cashed in on insider information to make $11 million.
There's an old saying, 'there's no friends like old friends' and I believe this to be a true statement.
Meet new friends, or bring friends with you who want to play.
I thought "Arlene" was a close friend until I heard that she and another "friend" had arranged a trip to the theater.
A Friend Who Sucks Complimenting a friend who sucks is like complimenting an ugly date.
Unlike previous examples that relied on social connections — friends of friends of friends — this connection is through cousins matched within a genetic database of over 150,000 people.
There was a moment at the State Department's daily briefing Wednesday when spokeswoman Victoria Nuland referred to the "Friends of Syria" group as "Friends of the Syrian People".
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Federal prosecutors say a former Wells Fargo Securities investment banker, his stockbroker friend, and a network of friends and family cashed in on insider information to make $11 million.
Throughout the election season, and especially last week, most of us saw Facebook posts from our friends that were less than friendly.
Printer Friendly Version Send to a Friend "Sticks and stones may break my bones" is an old adage that has new meaning for Sgt Kathryn Burke, 402nd Brigade Support Battalion, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.
I am all about my friends… well… my friend.
Printer Friendly Version Send to a Friend Pakistani intelligence officials say at least four people have been killed in a suspected US drone strike in the militant stronghold of North Waziristan.
We present and characterize two directed networktypes emerging from two different local time-evolutions called friendly and hostile merging.
Models and average properties of scale-free directed networks
Ostrovsky ”Good Friends Settle Things.” [Svoi ljudi - sochtemsja.] Dependence of the inverted rank on the frequency.
Negative dimension in general and asymptotic topology
Before the paper had appeared, a user-friendly expository article of Makowsky [Mw85a] represent, give background and explain the easy parts of the paper and the author have corrected and replaced some proofs and added mainly §6.
Abstract elementary classes near aleph_1
P.B. Wieber, "On the Stability of Walking Systems", Proceedings of the International Workshop on Humanoid and Human Friendly Robotics, 2002.
Integration of a Balanced Virtual Manikin in a Virtual Reality Platform aimed at Virtual Prototyping
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Construction of the discrete breathers and a simple physical interpretation of their existence