fair-weather

[ fair-weth-er ]
/ ˈfɛərˌwɛð ər /

adjective

used in or intended for fair weather only.
weakening or failing in time of trouble: His fair-weather friends left him when he lost his money.

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Origin of fair-weather

First recorded in 1730–40
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British Dictionary definitions for fair-weather

fair-weather

adjective

suitable for use in fair weather only
not reliable or present in situations of hardship or difficulty (esp in the phrase fair-weather friend)
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