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    Hi! My name is Kristen and i need some help on my homework on idioms. Okay, I was wondering do you know the origin of the idiom, "A fair-weathered friend"? If you do write back! Thanks :D

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    The expression is a fair weather friend, and I don't know its origin, but I think it is quite old. Red or Tdol will probably be along after a while and post a link to a website which will tell you all about it.

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    It means that when times are good, you will have plenty of friends.

    But when you are in trouble, (storm clouds hovering overhead) your friends will disappear.

    hence "fair weather" friends.

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    Good explanation, MW!

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