hail-fellow-well-met hail-fellow-well-met


  • (adj) heartily friendly and congenial



  1. Returning arms inspectors can expect the hail-fellow-well-met treatment from Baghdad -- at least for now.
  2. He is no hail-fellow-well-met with Studebaker's dealers, and knows very few of them.
  3. No hail-fellow-well-met, he is not on easy, congenial terms with the average handshaking, backslapping Senators.


  1. "He is not a backslapper," Kaine said. "There are different models that succeed in politics. There's the hail-fellow-well-met model of backslapping. That's not his style."
    on Nov 28, 2006 By: Tim Kaine Source: MSNBC

  2. Nor did we expect to be tripped up by jealousy, bureaucracy, trades unions and political correctness - or that we would be naive enough to entrust our business to what Michael calls "the kind of hail-fellow-well-met character who might buttonhole...
    on Jun 7, 2008 By: Michael Bond Source: Times Online

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