Fair Weather Friend

Welcome to English in a minute!If you listen to American English,you might hear this phrase:Fair weather friend.What do weather and friends have to do with each other? Listen and find out:Bill sure was friendly when he needed our help moving to his new house.But,since we asked him to help us move,we can’t reach him.I have always thought he was a fair weather friend.He is only a friend when he needs something.You can’t count on him.Fair weather is good weather.A person who is a fair weather friend is loyal in good times,but not when things get difficult.So if you are in trouble or facing tough times,a fair weather friend probably won’t stick by your side.And that’s English in a minute!

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