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[fair-weth-er] /ˈfɛərˌwɛð ər/

used in or intended for fair weather only.
weakening or failing in time of trouble:
His fair-weather friends left him when he lost his money.
suitable for use in fair weather only
not reliable or present in situations of hardship or difficulty (esp in the phrase fair-weather friend)


Insincere and temporary: fair-weather fans


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