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friend Idioms & Phrases


A friend at court ∨ in court

  • one disposed to act as a friend in a place of special opportunity or influence.
Webster 1913

best friend

  • noun the one friend who is closest to you
WordNet

friend of the court

  • noun an adviser to the court on some matter of law who is not a party to the case; usually someone who wants to influence the outcome of a lawsuit involving matters of wide public interest
    amicus curiae.
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lady friend

  • noun a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved
    girlfriend; girl.
    • his girlfriend kicked him out
WordNet

Mouth friend

  • one who professes friendship insincerely. Shak.
Webster 1913

Next friend

  • noun (law) a person who acts on behalf of an infant or disabled person
WordNet
  • (Law), one who represents an infant, a married woman, or any person who can not appear sui juris, in a suit at law.
Webster 1913

pen-friend

  • noun a person you come to know by frequent friendly correspondence
    pen pal.
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religious society of friends

  • noun a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660; commonly called Quakers
    Religious Society of Friends; Quakers.
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society of friends

  • noun a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660; commonly called Quakers
    Religious Society of Friends; Quakers.
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Sworn friends

  • close friends.
Webster 1913

To be friends with

  • to have friendly relations with. "He's . . . friends with Cæsar." Shak.
Webster 1913

To make friends with

  • to become reconciled to or on friendly terms with. "Having now made friends with the Athenians." Jowett (Thucyd. ).
Webster 1913

Trencher friend

  • one who frequents the tables of others; a sponger.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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