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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

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

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

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. 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

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

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

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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