hail-fellow-well-met


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hail-fel·low

(hāl′fĕl′ō) also hail-fel·low-well-met (-wĕl′mĕt′)
adj.
Heartily friendly and congenial.

[From the obsolete greeting hail, fellow!]

hail′-fel′low n.

hail-fellow-well-met

adj
genial and familiar, esp in an offensive or ingratiating way: a hail-fellow-well-met slap on the back.

hail-fellow-well-met

Used to describe a person or attitude that is overly, often falsely, friendly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hail-fellow-well-met - heartily friendly and congenialhail-fellow-well-met - heartily friendly and congenial  
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
Translations

hail-fellow-well-met

[ˈheɪlˌfeləʊˈwelˈmet] ADJ(demasiado) efusivo, campechano

hail-fellow-well-met

adjplumpvertraulich; he tries to be hail-fellow-well-met with everyoneer versucht, sich bei allen anzubiedern

hail-fellow-well-met

[ˈheɪlˌfɛləʊwɛlˈmɛt] adj (pej) → che si prende troppa confidenza
References in classic literature ?
Down there they talk of the heavenly King - and that is right - but then they go right on speaking as if this was a republic and everybody was on a dead level with everybody else, and privileged to fling his arms around anybody he comes across, and be hail-fellow-well-met with all the elect, from the highest down.
And at first he sings small, and is hail-fellow-well-met with Sheamus -- that's James of the Glens, my chieftain's agent.
Which is why his transformation into a hail-fellow-well-met barrel of laughs as a golf analyst on American TV makes him look like a hollow man.