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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!

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.

hale and ˈhearty

(especially of old people) strong and healthy: She was still hale and hearty in her nineties.
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html) Deseret News , Hales described how he came to know God in an October 2014 general conference address.
VIDEO: Stokes, top, and Hales It has also been claimed that Mr Hale, 26, the ex-soldier allegedly punched by Durham's Stokes, had been hospitalised three weeks ago after suffering a stroke.
Hales later tweeted: "Big thank you to @THEGROVEHOTEL for sorting the round today.
The Car was first driven slowly around the circuit by Mr Hales for a photographic session.
The acquisition brings Dowling Hales and Hales Securities under the Vanbridge umbrella of companies and represents its strategic objective to bring all of the services related to insurance, reinsurance and the capital markets into a single organisation focused on creating bespoke solutions for the alternative asset management industry.
The acquisition brings Dowling Hales and Hales Securities under the Vanbridge umbrella of companies and represents the strength of their strategic vision to bring all of the services related to insurance, reinsurance and the capital markets into a single organization focused on creating bespoke solutions for the alternative asset management industry.
It was Hinckley with the upper hand for the rest of the half and without some resolute defence by Hales the game could have been over at half-time.
Crandell signed up Hale in the reserves after 9-11 and handled the paperwork for his transition into the regular Army.
Hales will sell 500 vehicles and eight landfill sites to Biffa.
For six weeks in the winter of 1975-76, the Hales hosted a Warlpiri visitor to MIT, Robin Granites, who worked with Ken on the grammar of his language.
Last year, Hales proved Johannes Kepler's conjecture that the arrangement of the familiar piles of neatly stacked oranges at a supermarket represents the best way to pack identical spheres tightly (SN: 8/15/98, p.
Dowling Hales will acquire certain assets of Hales & Company, including the Hales Report, and have additional capital to support further expansion.
ALASTAIR COOK is an injury doubt for today's second ODI against Sri Lanka - and so Alex Hales has been called up as cover.
A STRONG performance by Old Hales forwards and backs saw them up 15-0 at half-time with tries from Jake Hayden (2) and Jamie Leach.
The same college student, Andrew Hales, who is best known for his YouTube channel "Losing All Hope Was Freedom" has unveiled his latest prank video in his popular web series called "Holding Hands With Strangers.