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    Fast friend

    The first thought, which popped in my head when I met the expression (fast friend), was, 'Wow... It's about Estonian' Is this expression in use now? Do you have the same double meaning feelings of the expression?
    Я танцую пьяный на столе нума нума е нума нума нума е
    Снова счастье улыбнулось мне нума нума е нума нума нума е

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    This expression is still used but not in everyday conversation in America. It means a true, loyal friend. No double meanings.
    Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.

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    I've never heard "fast friend" before. If I heard it I'd think it'd be a friend who might pull a fast one on you.

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    I think it is a pre 1960's term. I've read it in literature. But for the real story maybe somebody will do a web search (sorry, I'm too lazy today)
    Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.

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    That's "fast" as in "Lasting/ Permanent/ Fixed in place", rather than a synonym of "Quick".

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotcher
    That's "fast" as in "Lasting/ Permanent/ Fixed in place", rather than a synonym of "Quick".
    And we have a winning response. The word "rather" was very important for me.
    Я танцую пьяный на столе нума нума е нума нума нума е
    Снова счастье улыбнулось мне нума нума е нума нума нума е

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