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adj. Informal
Showing or marked by great outward friendship.
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informal chiefly US on friendly or intimate terms
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adj. Informal.
very friendly or intimate.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.buddy-buddy - (used informally) associated on close terms; "a close friend"; "the bartender was chummy with the regular customers"; "the two were thick as thieves for months"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
close - close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
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adj (US inf) to be buddy-buddy with somebodymit jdm dick befreundet sein (inf); to try to get buddy-buddy with somebodysich bei jdm anbiedern
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The ERC, she emphasized, is still at that stage of reinforcing its capacity enhancement so it instituted a "buddy-buddy system" or for its employees in the Regulatory Operations Service (ROS) to have under-studies so they can train people to have expertise in handling PSA cases.
Mbarak: "I'll come back to you, governor." Mbarak hangs up and chuckles: "Some of these people think we are going to be buddy-buddy with them as they plunder public resources.
Of course, Egypt, Israel and Greece are not all buddy-buddy for the sake of peace, friendship and cross-cultural tolerance -- there is business to be done.
Late in the game between the Batang Pier and Kia on Wednesday was another testament to Jarencio's beaming demeanor that radiates to his players and creates a buddy-buddy kind of relationship with them.
Summary: Johannesburg [South Africa], July 20 (ANI): Former South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs believes that the current national side need an Australian coach who won't tolerate a "buddy-buddy" attitude.
As I write, Trump has not yet selected his secretary of state (foreign minister), but the latest information suggests that it might be the head of Exxon, who among other things has a buddy-buddy relationship with Russian Tsar Vladimir Putin.
Microsoft and Facebook-owned Oculus have been very buddy-buddy over the past couple years: the Oculus Rift comes bundled with an Xbox One Controller (sadly, not the new Bluetooth one), and an Oculus partnership feels likely for Microsoft's upcoming Xbox Scorpio, although there's no confirmation of that just yet.
No doubt, although I've not watched every male-run buddy-buddy joint out there and so have little basis for comparison.
"Spacewalks, like many critical operations, operate on the buddy-buddy system.
Meanwhile, rapper Kanye West and former-Beatle Paul McCartney arrived at the Stella McCartney show buddy-buddy, though their musical styles couldn't be further apart.
Police officers in Pomfret, Vt., are getting to know 48-year-old Dwayne Fenlason --and not in a buddy-buddy way.
I want him to, if he has a problem, run to me," noting that they are now "buddy-buddy."