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fair-weather

mod. temporary; insincere. (From fair-weather sailor.) I need something more than a fair-weather friend to help me through all this.
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I am not one of those fair-weather friends who has only lately turned on him.
Or perhaps some of liberty's fair-weather friends are fickle pals of federalism as well.
No major storms or floods affected the area, hence year three data records fair-weather sediment distribution in Weeks Bay.
According to Handel's theory, once in the number of such small aggregates and the number of molecules in each group reach a certain limit within a cloud, a "polarization catastrophe" occurs in which all of the clusters spontaneously align--typically along the direction of a very weak fair-weather field between the earth and the ionosphere.
It is easy to dismiss fair-weather Warner, but the man knows about world football politics and when he suggests the FA are being complacent or half-hearted, his words need to be heeded.
Businessman Dave Fair-weather, 42, who launched the appeal in Abroath, Angus, said: "They're crying out for them.
I have to say I'm a bit of a fair-weather diver - and I don't do it in Britain because it's too cold.
But I am sure Gordon wasn't a fair-weather soldier.
So, it turns out that traditional working-class football fans are loyal to their clubs while the prawn sandwich brigade are fair-weather types.
Paul Maloney, GMB national organiser, said: "The AA is now a fair-weather service, unable to cope with very hot, cold or changeable weather.
They're the fair-weather friends of Kings George I and II.
Yet if fans come any more fair-weather than Chelsea's, then football is in a desperate state.
Joel has two pals: fair-weather rebel Pat (Josh Wise) and sweetly sensible Isabelle (Natasha Melnick of ``Freaks and Geeks''), with whom Joel would be flirting if he had any sense.
HAT-TRICK hero Peter Hoekstra says he is happy playing Stoke's fair-weather star.