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fair-weather fan

A person who is supportive of and enthusiastic about a sports team only when that team is performing well. I've been rooting for the home team in their playoff run, but I'll admit I'm just a fair-weather fan.
See also: fan
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AS a fairweather fan of the financial markets, I've not been paying much attention to the global economy recently.
You cannot be a fairweather fan - you have to turn out in all weathers.
I'M a fairweather fan. I can't name many of our players and I know next to nothing about their opponents.
Even Colin adjusted the John McEnroe headband squeezed so tightly around his bald head that the pate had turned lobster pink and protested: "I'm not a fairweather fan."
Not so much the glory-hunters or fairweather fans. But those loyal, devoted diehards who realise the greatest form of support is that which comes in times of trouble.
For once, there didn't seem to be too many fairweather fans there just for the hits, which was refreshing.
"Bowie's recent experimental albums Outside and Earthling seemed to have put off his fairweather fans, and just before curtain up, the touts had slashed their prices.
But Madonna kept fairweather fans happy with refreshed versions of a bunch of her biggest hits from the 80s, including La Isla Bonita, Material Girl and Into The Groove.
It's one in the eye for the legion of fairweather fans whose passion for the sport began and ended with the lame tournament.
A bigger worry might be alienating fairweather fans attached to the sunny vibes of the band's previous work.
Jewell is fuming that the hard core support is down to around 12,500 despite the club's fairytale rise and he gave the fairweather fans a stinging rebuke.
It will be an early chance, on and off the pitch, for Leinster to dispel the notion that they are a team of flat-track bullies supported by fairweather fans.
Brief rallies in 1992 and 1999 brought in the fairweather fans and swelled the crowds, but they were merely brief cracks in the clouds.
Disquiet FOR those fairweather fans who first found the Northern Irish band in the 90s thanks to hit album Troublegum and Infernal Love, it might be a shock to know that this is the group's 14th album.
MARTIN O'Neill is determined to repay Villa's loyal legion of supporters with success - after telling the club's frustrated fairweather fans that they are not welcome at Villa Park.