palsy-walsy


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palsy-walsy

  (British & Australian informal)
if two people are palsy-walsy, they seem very friendly, usually in a way that is not sincere Those two have been getting very palsy-walsy lately. (sometimes + with ) She's all palsy-walsy with the boss these days.

palsy-walsy

(ˈpælziˈwælzi)
1. n. a good friend, pal, or buddy. (Also a term of address.) Meet my old palsy-walsy, John. We’ve known each other since we were kids.
2. mod. friendly; overly friendly. (Often with with.) Why is Tom so palsy-walsy with everyone?