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bosom buddy

One's close or closest friend; a friend one holds dear to one's heart. We grew up right next door to each other, so we have been bosom buddies since we were kids.
See also: bosom, buddy

bosom pal

One's close or closest friend; a friend one holds dear to one's heart. We grew up right next door to each other, so we have been bosom pals since we were kids.
See also: bosom, pal

old pals act

The idea that someone has used their power, money, influence, or position to benefit or protect their friends or acquaintances. Used especially in reference to sports teams. Primarily heard in UK. Despite being great friends with the club's owner, the new manager insists that it was his belief in the team's ability to win championships, not some old pals act, that led him to take the job.
See also: act, old, pal

pal around (with someone)

To spend time or do things (with someone) as friends or in a friendly way. I used to pal around with him in high school, but I have no idea what he's up to these days. I was surprised to see them palling around—they usually hang out with such different groups of friends.
See also: around, pal

pal up (with someone)

To begin associating or spending time with someone as a friend. There are a couple of kids that Tom has been palling up with in his new school. I just feel like Tom doesn't want to spend as much time with me every since he and Suzy palled up.
See also: pal, up

put 'er there(, pal)

Give me your hand so that I can shake it. Typically said as a greeting or in agreement to a deal. ("’Er" is a colloquial shortening of "her.") A: "That's my final offer for the computer." B: "I wish I could get more for it, but you win. Put ’er there!" Put ’er there, pal! I haven't seen you in a donkey's age!
See also: put

Put it there

Shake my hand. As in greeting or in agreement to a deal. A: "50 dollars is my final offer for the computer." B: "I wish I could get more for it, but you win. Put it there!" Hey, John, put it there! I haven't seen you in a donkey's age!
See also: put, there

bosom buddy

 and bosom pal
a close friend; one's closest friend. Of course I know Perry. He is one of my bosom pals.
See also: bosom, buddy

pal around (with someone)

to associate with someone as a good friend. I like to pal around with my friends on the weekends. They like to pal around. They often palled around with each other.
See also: around, pal

pal up (with someone)

to join with someone as a friend. I palled up with Henry and we had a fine time together. We palled up and had a fine time together. They palled up with each other.
See also: pal, up

pal around

Associate as friends or chums, as in Bill and Jim have been palling around for years. This expression makes a verb of the noun pal, which comes from the Gypsy word for "brother." [c. 1900]
See also: around, pal

the old pals act

used humorously to imply that someone is using a position of influence to help their friends. British informal
See also: act, old, pal

pal around

v.
To spend time or do things with someone in a friendly or informal manner: My roommates and I pal around together all the time.
See also: around, pal

pal

(pæl)
1. n. a close, male friend or buddy. Be nice to him. He’s my pal.
2. n. a term of address for a stranger, usually a male. Look, pal, I was in line in front of you!

pal around (with someone)

in. to be friends with someone; to move about socially with someone. Tom and Heidi have palled around for years.
See also: around, pal, someone

pal around

verb
See also: around, pal
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For the rest of his life Mohsin Pal followed his father's advice and he virtually overshadowed everyone wherever he went.
PAL Europe has a role to play working with European companies establishing new manufacturing bases around the world, as well as in sales direct into Europe." PAL Europe will be responsible for the sale of automated PAL plating equipment for the electronic and general metal finishing industries as well as spare parts and subsystems such as the RenoCell.
Two of our pals have gone into further education which is something they may never have thought they could do before being involved with Pals in Pregnancy."
Following the deal, several carriers formally restored normal interline relations with PAL, including Lufthansa, British Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International, Korean Air and Gulf Air, PAL said.
He could have inquired as to the status of that mortgage before he entered into his lease with the Pals. Wender never did make any inquiry of Bankers Trust regarding the mortgage and Bankers Trust never made any representations to Wender or concealed any facts from him with respect to the mortgage.
Tan said PAL would also lean on the expertise of its partner, Japan's All Nippon Airways, whose parent firm, ANA Holdings, acquired a 9.5-percent stake in PAL Holdings in February.
"PAL is the airline that meets the needs of local and global travelers by showcasing our brand's main strength -- the passion for safety and service.
Last week, PAL said that its chairman, tycoon Lucio Tan, would assume as the interim president of the company until a permanent president is approved by the board of directors.
Tan and members of the PAL board of directors have accepted Bautista's retirement after he expressed his desire to spend more time with his family, according to the PAL statement.
Legacy carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has launched a naming ceremony by taking aboard special guests on a maiden voyage of a twin-hull catamaran from Manila to Pico de Loro resort, Batangas.
ISLAMABAD -- Expansion of Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL), offices to the far-flung areas of Multan, Gilgit, FATA, Dadu and Muzaffarabad will promote the scope of literary activities and help acknowledge the endeavours of local literary persons.
Manila: The Philippine Airlines (PAL), the country's flag carrier, has started flying its Airbus A330-300 aircraft to Abu Dhabi International Airport, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.
Up to 3 million seats were being offered at a cheaper price in the Ultimate Seat Sale 2019 of Philippine Airlines (PAL), the flag carrier announced Wednesday.
Over at PAL, insiders say that around eight to 10 ranking officials of the four-star airline may be leaving the company soon for various reasons.