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.
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hail-fellow-well-met

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

Used to describe a person or attitude that is overly, often falsely, friendly.
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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"
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Translations

hail-fellow-well-met

[ˈheɪlˌfeləʊˈwelˈmet] ADJ(demasiado) efusivo, campechano
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

hail-fellow-well-met

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

[ˈheɪlˌfɛləʊwɛlˈmɛt] adj (pej) → che si prende troppa confidenza
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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.
He gave off such a hail-fellow-well-met air that none of us had any idea he had a problem in the world.