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chummy

mod. friendly. Don’t get too chummy with me. I’m a real son of a bitch.
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In his testimony, Tremblay revealed that he fired city manager Robert Abdallah when he received confidential evidence of Abdallah's chumminess with Tony Accurso, whose firm had won a huge--apparently rigged--contract to put in water meters, and Rosaire Sauriol, vice-president of engineering contractor Dessau, the other member of the water meter consortium.
In a photo-op after the talks there was no sign of the chumminess that characterised meetings between Obama and former president Dmitry Medvedev, with whom he engineered a "reset" of US-Russia relations in his first term.
Whether they were supportive or baiting, the resulting clamour had a knowing chumminess about it which seemed at odds with the trying circumstances in which most Britons find themselves.
Emails between Tucker and Diamond revealed by Mann during Tuesday's hearing showed the chumminess in the relationship between the regulator and the bank boss.
Although the radical indifference of Zen, and the nonpersonal nature of Buddhism were very liberating from the superficial chumminess or pointed ideological agendas of a "personal" Christianity, they were simply not enough.
Sarkozy's terse explanation in Brussels of the decision to leave Britain out of plans backed by 25 other European Union members was at odds with the chumminess he built up with Cameron over their mission to help Libyan rebels oust Muammar Gaddafi.
Many suspected that this might be a dangerous moment for the coalition, since the obvious chumminess of Whitby and Hemming was thought to have been a key factor in keeping the administration together in the early days.
a glaring example of how chumminess in the boardroom can allow and even contribute to mismanagement.
Then, of course, there is scope for argument about what you might regard as the chumminess of the situation.
But that doesn't excuse the inappropriate informality and chumminess that's so often adopted.
Where once sworn enemies would herald each other's destruction, there briefly emerged a certain chumminess which was doing nothing for political debate.
It was somewhere between the formal liturgy common at the time in the Anglican Church and the freewheeling informal chumminess with the deity of the other extreme.
Indeed, a good-natured chumminess pervades monster trucking, from the fans to the drivers and their crews.
But Ian said the group didn't take kindly to such chumminess.
Perhaps because one of the other things the Iraq inquiry has revealed is the chumminess of the British establishment.