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quarta-feira, 29 de abril de 2015

A fair-weather friend.

A FAIR-WEATHER FRIEND” is a sort of a friend you may find everywhere, and all the time. Footballers have those kind of friends more than anyone else does, I reckon.

If you cannot fully understand what I am talking about, I will try to make it clearer. A fair-weather friend is someone who is only your friend when things are going well. In other words, a fair-weather friend is friend who is only a friend when circumstances are PLEASANT or PROFITABLE. At the first sign of trouble, these capricious, disloyal friends will drop their relationship with you.

Do you think you have a lot of fair-weather friends?
Can you write a sentence or two using ‘fair-weather friend’?

A foul-weather friend, on the other hand, is a friend who only seeks you out if you have a problem, need a shoulder to cry on, a ride to town or someone to watch your dog, but otherwise they act as if they don't even know you. In other words, a foul-weather friend is the opposite of a fair-weather friend. Which one do you prefer, a foul-weather or a fair-weather friend?

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