Definition of my noble friend in English:

my noble friend

phrase

British
  • Used to address or refer to another member of one's own party in the House of Lords.

    • ‘I think it is a matter of perfect indifference to my noble friend whether these documents are produced or not.’
    • ‘My Lords, of course I thank my noble friend for his congratulations.’
    • ‘On the issue of the services directive and, indeed, the Social Chapter, my noble friend is absolutely right.’
    • ‘Will my noble friend confirm that he has no veto over the Services Directive?’
    • ‘My Lords, I thank my noble friend for that comprehensive reply.’
    • ‘Then Lord Hunt of Kings Heath chipped in: ‘My Lords, has my noble friend noticed that as the nation seems to get fatter and fatter, the seats on our trains get thinner and thinner?’’
    • ‘My Lords, I thank my noble friend and congratulate her on the Government's response so far to this overwhelming and exceptional crisis.’
    • ‘My Lords, I thank my noble friend for her answer.’
    • ‘I hope that what I have said has convinced my noble friend that there is no need for this amendment.’
    • ‘My Lords, I am sorry but I cannot help my noble friend about the status of the Americans.’