Fair-weather Friend – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS

idiom of the day FAIR WEATHER FRIEND

Fair-weather Friend  – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS Speaking.


a person who is a reliable friend only when times are good, but not when there are troubles or when times are hard


Russ won’t help you; he is only a fair-weather friend.

“Sharon will stick by you no matter what happens; she is not just a fair-weather friend.

A fair-weather friend isn’t much help in an emergency.”


  1. Choose the suitable idiom to complete the sentence below.
    Bill stayed for lunch but he wouldn’t help me with the yard work. He’s just ______________________. 
    A. keep my nose to the grindstone
    B. the spitting image of me
    C. crack the book
    D. a fair-weather friend
  2. Describe a difficult time you had to overcome. Try to use this idiom in your speech. You should say:
    – When it happened
    – What the difficulties you had to encounter
    – Who helped you overcome it
    And explain how did you feel about this
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