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a hedge between keeps friendship green
Friendships are more likely to be successful when there is a level of space and privacy between the friends. The reason their friendship has lasted as long as it has is because they respect each other's privacy. A hedge between keeps friendship green.
friendship with benefits
A friendship or acquaintance in which the partners engage in casual sexual activity but are not in a formal, committed relationship with one another. After two long, ultimately painful relationships, I'm just looking for friendship with benefits these days.
strike up (something)
To initiate, instigate, or begin something. I saw you striking up a conversation with Jack—what did you two discuss? You might be able to strike up a deal with her if you mention your father's connection to the business. The detective and the con man struck up a unique friendship.
A hedge between keeps friendship green.
Prov. Your friendship will flourish if you and your friend respect each other's privacy. Lynne and I are the best of friends, but we often like to spend time apart. A hedge between keeps friendship green.
strike up a friendship
to become friends (with someone). I struck up a friendship with John while we were on a business trip together. If you're lonely, you should go out and try to strike up a friendship with someone you like.