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- noun Alternative spelling of
hail fellow well met: a sociable, friendly person.
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- adjective heartily friendly and congenial
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My father was reserved and modest, the opposite of a hail-fellow-well-met.
Of course those are skills Bush would have as a politician, but Cousin X was impressed by his hail-fellow-well-met good nature that seemed quite sincere, and Bush's genuine good sense.
A lean six feet tall, Broadbent had a fringy sweep of whitening hair, and his smile, distinctly hail-fellow-well-met, was tempered by the cocked eyebrow of a worldly man.
Smilin 'Al was the hail-fellow-well-met guy, the man who would later smuggle a 6-iron onto Apollo 14 in 1971 and become the first man to play golf in space.
Dean's father, "Big Howard" (who, like "Little Howard," was short), was a backslapping hail-fellow-well-met.
Gilbert was a man who could be angry enough at baseness or neglect, but who was too kindly to punish it; he was one who could form the wisest and best-digested plans, but who could not stoop to that hail-fellow-well-met drudgery among his subordinates which has been the talisman of great captains.
Hot diggity; we're always thrilled to see the old Growler given some airtime--it's a cool site, too, and we thank them for the hail-fellow-well-met comments they made about the piece--written by our own thegrowlingwolf, a true Know-it-All in the highly irreverent sense.
And it seems to me highly unlikely that any chaplain, even one that prided himself on his hail-fellow-well-met attitude with students would say this.
Still, I think that it's fair to associate Kennedy with traditional Republicanism -- maybe because that's how he grew up (with a father who was a hail-fellow-well-met lobbyist).
Still, I think that it's fair to associate Kennedy with traditional Republicanism -- maybe because that's how he grew up with a father who was a hail-fellow-well-met lobbyist.