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a friend in need is a friend indeed

proverb A true friend offers help when one needs it most. After I got out of the hospital, Sally checked up on me every day. Her kindness has really shown me that a friend in need is a friend indeed. A friend in need is a friend indeed—yeah, right. Where were all of my so-called friends when I was dealing with legal troubles last summer? Michelle stayed with me in the emergency room when I broke my ankle. A friend in need is a friend indeed.
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yes, indeed(y)

informal A more emphatic way of saying "yes." A: "Are you going to the party tonight?" B: "Yes, indeed. Probably going to head over there around 9 or so." Yes, indeedy, I truly believe that this is the finest pizza in all of New York City!
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friend in need is a friend indeed

A true friend is a person who will help you when you really need help. When Bill helped me with geometry, I really learned the meaning of "A friend in need is a friend indeed."
See also: friend, indeed, need

Yes indeed(y do)!

Inf. Definitely yes! Tom: Will you marry me? Jane: Yes indeedy do, I will! Charlie: Did your horse win the race? Bill: Yes indeedy!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

friend in need is a friend indeed, a

A dependable friend. This expression is thought to come from a Latin proverb stated by Ennius in Hecuba (ca. 180 b.c.), quoted by Cicero and Erasmus and literally translated as “The certain friend is discerned in uncertain circumstances.” It had been quoted many times—by William Caxton, John Heywood, and others—by the time Shakespeare used it in The Passionate Pilgrim (1599): “He that is thy friend indeed, he will help thee in thy need.”
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