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bury the hatchet

Meaning: to stop fighting or arguing or to end old resentments

Example: After many quarrelling years, the two political parties finally decided to bury the hatchet. Read on

break the ice

Meaning: to do or say something that makes people feel more comfortable, especially at the start of a meeting or party

Example: Jone suggested playing a party game to break the ice. Read on

fair-weather friend

Meaning: used to refer a friend who is not reliable in difficult times

Example: Simran is looking for a loyal friend, not a fair-weather friend. Read on

keep your friends close and your enemies closer

Meaning: to keep a keen eye on enemies beyond what one might have on their friends

Example: As a politician you must keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Read on

chew the fat

Meaning: to have friendly banter for hours on end

Example: I've been meaning to get a hold of my friends from US since quite a while, if I can manage to do that after the party then I'll go and chew the fat with them at our regular hangout. Read on

a friend in need is a friend indeed

Meaning: used for a person who helps at the time of a requirement is a true friend

Example: He stayed with me throughout the time I was in the hospital, a friend in need is a friend indeed! Read on

build bridges

Meaning: to foster good relationships

Example: A non-governmental organization is engaged in building bridges between different communal groups in the city. Read on

alter ego

alter ego Meaning: another aspect of oneself, a very close friend or constant companion, a trusted adviser. Example: Jack was the alter ego of Rose in the Titanic … Read on

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ups and downs

Meaning: good times and bad times

Example: Every relationship has its ups and downs. It is important to stick it out. Read on

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