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?
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Free cards, featuring Bubblegum characters: "Bunch of Thanks," "Happy Me" and "Palsy- Walsy," will be available at participating American Greetings retailers.
Palsy Walsy, whom she foaled at 15, was no great shakes at the track, but she did produce three modest Stakes winners, plus Belle Dorine, dam of Rousillon, a top-class miler for Guy Harwood in the mid-Eighties.
In: Walsy PC, Refik AB, Stamey TA, Vaughan ED, eds.