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Very friendly.‘he's buddy-buddy with the ambassador’
friendly, amiable, genial, congenial, cordial, warm, pleasant, pleasing, nice, likeable, personable, charming, agreeable, sympathetic, benevolent, benign, good-humoured, good-natured, kindly, kind, courteous, civil, gracious, approachable, accessible, amenable, sociable, outgoing, gregarious, convivial, jovial, clubbable, comradely, neighbourly, welcoming, hospitable, obliging, easy-going, informal, open, communicative, unreserved, uninhibited, natural, relaxed, easyView synonyms
- ‘I helped him with his bake sale at church and suddenly he's all buddy-buddy around me.’
- ‘Could it be because the judge is buddy-buddy with your family?’
- ‘You see, my parents have been best friends with the Bennents since they were in college, so naturally they expected their offspring to be equally buddy-buddy, but sadly, no such luck.’
- ‘Interestingly though, no buddy-buddy connections with the network boys.’
- ‘And besides we haven't exactly been all buddy-buddy for quite a while.’
- ‘Not at all buddy-buddy and back-slappy, they initially give the impression of having been paired together randomly, possibly by computer, at the insistence of increasingly desperate comedy execs.’
- ‘Romantic comedies (pretty much the worst sub-genre ever created, even beneath buddy-buddy cop movies) follow a very strict formula that allows for practically no variation, or imagination.’
- ‘You don't want to seem buddy-buddy with your teacher around your peers.’
- ‘The All Blacks, Wallabies and British Lions have adopted similar buddy-buddy tactics in recent years.’
- ‘As such, the film's title, although canny in its efforts to ensure a wider audience, will be a little confusing to those young men expecting a raucous, beer-driven, buddy-buddy laugh-fest.’
- ‘What you have is a standard formulaic thriller, dependant upon technological gismos, buddy-buddy performances and a totally unbelievable storyline.’
- ‘I'm sorry, you don't throw away a forty-three year relationship just like that and expect to be all buddy-buddy afterwards.’
- ‘They are not just prototypes of all the buddy-buddy twosomes that dominate US novels and movies.’
- ‘Dad, it's not my fault you expect me to be all buddy-buddy with someone I hardly know.’
- ‘That's not what you would have said before you became all buddy-buddy with Aaron!’
- ‘The Most Valuable Player award shouldn't depend on being buddy-buddy with a sportswriter.’
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