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hail-fellow-well-met

Very friendly, often obnoxiously or disingenuously so. I don't think George is as nice as he seems—he just strikes me as hail-fellow-well-met.

hale and hearty

Healthy. It's true that she was in the hospital a few weeks ago, but she's hale and hearty now.
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hale and hearty

Cliché healthy. The young infant was hale and hearty. The calf—hale and hearty—ran around the barnyard.
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hale-fellow-well-met

Fig. friendly to everyone; falsely friendly to everyone. (Usually said of males.) Yes, he's friendly, sort of hale-fellow-well-met. He's not a very sincere person. Hail-fellow-well-met—you know the type. What a pain he is. Good old Mr. Hail-fellow-well-met. What a phony!

hale and hearty

In robust good health, as in After her long bout with pneumonia, I was glad to see her hale and hearty. This redundant expression, since both hale and hearty here mean "healthy," probably survives owing to its pleasing alliteration. [Mid-1800s]
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hail-fellow-well-met

showing excessive familiarity.
1979 Steven Levenkron The Best Little Girl in the World Harold was accustomed to hail-fellow-well-met salesmen and deferential secretaries and even irate accountants.

hale and ˈhearty

(especially of old people) strong and healthy: She was still hale and hearty in her nineties.
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Hales stated he grew convinced about God's presence as he learned from his parents and teachers, read the scriptures and was mindful of the promptings of the Holy Ghost.
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Xcels tentative acquisition of the Hale Wind Project was welcome news to business leaders in Hale County.
Judge David Aubrey handed Hale five years in a young offenders' institution and a further 12 months for breaching his suspended sentence.
Hale has several Department Superior and Meritorious Honor awards.
The funeral of Mr Hale, who died at home on March 3, was held on March 14 at St Peter's Church, Little Aston.
Hale, who has tried to kill herself twice since her arrest last December, sobbed loudly as she was jailed.
I hope that when you are freed you and Mr Hale will be together again enjoying a happy life - and staying clear, if I may suggest, of horny goat weed in the future.
Hale village is made distinctive by its landmark lighthouse and also the thatched cottages that are scattered throughout the village.
Bridesmaids were Jeanelle Caraway, friend of the bride, and Madilyn Hale, sister-in-law of the bride.
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bought the property for $359,000 in November 2002 from Deloris Hale, Jerry Hale, Wash Hale and Randall Hale.