"all-weather" meaning in English

Adjective

  1. Not affected by climatic conditions; capable of normal operation regardless of precipitation, wind, sun, etc. Tags: not-comparable
  2. Always there when needed, reliable, dependable, loyal, faithful. Tags: figuratively, not-comparable

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