A cross-strait ECFA would come as a watershed in bilateral ties, already shifting from the mostly chilly, sometimes hostile, state under Ma's predecessors to an era of chumminess
When men are calling each other "brother," it means they see one another as one of their own, with respect and care, part of a club with chumminess
, back-slapping and insider knowledge.
Although the two have always been close and shared a phone call after each Yankees- Red Sox series, such chumminess
in public was not often seen between the rival managers.
Too often, the church uses the word fellowship to describe the chumminess
that we enjoy with our friends at church.
McCain's dazzling resume--war hero, campaign finance Quixote, chauffeur of the Straight Talk Express, reassuring National Uncle--tends to distract people from his philosophy of government, and his chumminess
with national journalists doesn't help.
and counteracting the chumminess
that tends to exist among
But such chumminess
is short lived: on November 26, after a brief stay in a mental institution, Sexton writes Snodgrass: "Went to Lowell's class yesterday.
The main opposition party, Podemos, has focused on fears that his chumminess
with oil-rich, Cuba-friendly Venezuela threatens Bolivia's independence," reports Associated Press.
Rolland, for all his humor and chumminess
, was not particularly sensitive or brilliant or handsome.
Extending the notion of chumminess
to the four suit names, CLUB is the most isolated, sharing letters only with FOUR, QUEEN and ACE, whereas DIAMOND is the chummiest, failing to share letters only with THREE.
But with the nation's two largest natural-food retailers publicly owned, some of the chumminess
between Wild Oats co-founder Gilliland and Whole Foods founder John Mackey was supplanted by the reality of competition.
The serious talk can drift into an exaggerated mutual courtesy bordering on chumminess
, an air of inside-the-Beltway in-the-knowness afflicting both journalists and their "guests.
In recent days, boards have been accused of everything from excessive chumminess
to incompetence to outright collusion with unethical senior executives.
Wanley is not forced to return to the scene of the crime, but coaxed by chumminess
the night before at the club.
On the same day that the Herald reported the Bush administration's new chumminess
with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary regime, the Washington Tunes revealed that Teheran is hosting key al-Qaeda leaders.