palsy-walsy


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Synonyms for palsy-walsy

(used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or pals

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Why, we must be palsy-walsy with each other if you party with me at my family's sanctum sanctorum-my parent's mausoleum, morbid as it may sound.
I've never sent a text in my life, so the palsy-walsy tone used is totally foreign to me.
This next type of hyphenated word includes several parts of speech and consists of silly-sounding, rhyming pairs, most often with a long-e ending, like whoopsy-daisy, hootchie-kootchie, creepy-crawly, goody-goody, wishy-washy, willy-nilly, ticky-tacky, tootsy-wootsy, namby-pamby, teenie-weenie, freaky-deaky, lovey-dopey, palsy-walsy, hanky-panky, heebie-jeebies, wowee-zowee, itty-bitty, topsy-turvy, hokey-pokey, and honey-baby.
TD Gay Mitchell accused the Minister for Health and VHI management of a "palsy-walsy" agreement to push through a nine per cent price rise while the Dail is in recess.
Maybe we were too palsy-walsy. Wish they'd been harder on me, so I could say I was cleared after a grilling.