bosom friend


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bosom friend

One's close or closest friend; a friend one holds dear to one's heart. We grew up right next door to each other, so we have been bosom friends since we were kids.
See also: bosom, friend
References in classic literature ?
It's bad enough to have red hair myself, but I positively couldn't endure it in a bosom friend.
I had become so attached to her that I hadn't the heart to imagine a bosom friend at the asylum, even if there had been any scope for imagination there.
I was merely going to say I should be glad to have you for my bosom friend, for Hatty Mason and I have had an awful quarrel, and don't speak.
You are very kind, but I don't think I want a bosom friend, thank you," said Rose, as Ariadne stopped to bridle and shake her flaxen head over the delinquent Hatty Mason.
For a while, the place is vacant; Miss Plym seizes the opportunity of consulting the ladies' bosom friend.
He became ten times a greater favorite than ever, and, as a natural result of the hospitality with which he was treated, he relaxed, as it were, perforce, the extremely parsimonious habits which his poverty had hitherto impelled him to observe, and very frequently had little reunions at his own house, when wit and jollity reigned supreme-dampened a little, of course, by the occasional remembrance of the untoward and melancholy fate which impended over the nephew of the late lamented bosom friend of the generous host.
Tom had likewise been propitiated, by being allowed to bring his three bosom friends, who went by the school-boy names of Rumple, Sherry, and Spider.
They ceased to be master and servant, in order to become bosom friends.
It may seem remarkable, that, of four persons whom we have commemorated at Mr Allworthy's house, three of them should fix their inclinations on a lady who was never greatly celebrated for her beauty, and who was, moreover, now a little descended into the vale of years; but in reality bosom friends, and intimate acquaintance, have a kind of natural propensity to particular females at the house of a friend--viz.
She had twelve intimate and bosom friends out of the twenty-four young ladies.
We made these strangers our bosom friends, our confidential servants; we borrowed their artists and their arts, and despised the honest simplicity and hardihood with which our brave ancestors supported themselves, and we became enervated by Norman arts long ere we fell under Norman arms.
Neomi Gonzales was Chayong, Elsa's bosom friend, and Sandino Martin-I saw him in the movie 'Ang Larawan'-played Pilo, her lover.
The virtues of the man were not only that he had solid socialist principles, but that he wasn't a sharp talker, a snazzy dresser, or a bosom friend with bankers, industrialists and media moguls.
My child, my mother, my wife, my sister; she is my lifelong bosom friend.
The stage is well set, then, for Eve Best when she makes her appearance (in a slinky white number) as Anna, the bosom friend that Kate claims to have forgotten.