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hail-fellow-well-met

Very friendly, often obnoxiously or disingenuously so. I don't think George is as nice as he seems—he just strikes me as hail-fellow-well-met.

hale and hearty

Healthy. It's true that she was in the hospital a few weeks ago, but she's hale and hearty now.
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hale and hearty

Cliché healthy. The young infant was hale and hearty. The calf—hale and hearty—ran around the barnyard.
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hale-fellow-well-met

Fig. friendly to everyone; falsely friendly to everyone. (Usually said of males.) Yes, he's friendly, sort of hale-fellow-well-met. He's not a very sincere person. Hail-fellow-well-met—you know the type. What a pain he is. Good old Mr. Hail-fellow-well-met. What a phony!
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hale and hearty

In robust good health, as in After her long bout with pneumonia, I was glad to see her hale and hearty. This redundant expression, since both hale and hearty here mean "healthy," probably survives owing to its pleasing alliteration. [Mid-1800s]
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hail-fellow-well-met

showing excessive familiarity.
1979 Steven Levenkron The Best Little Girl in the World Harold was accustomed to hail-fellow-well-met salesmen and deferential secretaries and even irate accountants.
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hale and ˈhearty

(especially of old people) strong and healthy: She was still hale and hearty in her nineties.
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hale and hearty

Healthy and vigorous. This term, which dates from the mid-nineteenth century, is redundant, since hale and hearty both mean “healthy.” It survived, no doubt, because of its pleasing alliteration. Thomas Hardy used it in The Dynasts (1903): “We be the King’s men, hale and hearty.”
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Hale nevertheless moved west in December 1903, using his own money and family loans.
Hales was a graduate of the University of Utah and held a masters degree in business administration from Harvard.
Hale is progressing to the next round of 'America's Got Talent.'
Ambassador Hale, the communique said, reiterated US President Donald Trump's call during his recent speech at the Arab-Islami summit for a vision of peace, security, and prosperity, and unity in conquering extremism and terrorism.
Hale, who was still lashing out, then feigned a loss of consciousness, but recovered and was placed in the back of the vehicle.
"America believes that the Army is the sole institution with the legitimacy and mandate to defend the country and its people," Hale said.
Hale contracted Miami, Florida-based product management services leader Innovation Direct[TM] to represent the Hale Specialty Phone to potential licensees for a 2 year period.
Under Secretary Hale will then travel to Tashkent, where he will meet with senior Uzbek government officials and demonstrate American support for Uzbek President Mirziyoyev's reform agenda and encourage deeper bilateral cooperation on issues, including security, education, and trade.
People living in Hale, where properties are on the market for up to PS1m, have described their home as a "rural oasis" and the "jewel" in the crown of Halton.
But proud Hale residents are concerned the planned merge will have an adverse effect on the "cultural character" of their distinct village, described by many as the "jewel of Halton" and a "rural oasis".
Hale, who later moved to Pontypool, Gwent, has been jailed for six and a half years after being found guilty of five counts of indecent activity with a child and one count of indecent assault of a girl under the age of 14 at Bolton Crown Court Police have praised the bravery of the three women for coming forward, years after the abuse took place.
Hale also met Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM Office.