"all-weather" meaning in English

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Adjective

Head templates: {{en-adj|-|head=all-weather}} all-weather (not comparable)
  1. Not affected by climatic conditions; capable of normal operation regardless of precipitation, wind, sun, etc. Tags: not-comparable
    Sense id: all-weather-en-adj-SHpMX7Yg
  2. (figuratively) Always there when needed, reliable, dependable, loyal, faithful. Tags: figuratively, not-comparable
    Sense id: all-weather-en-adj-UWXMdaNS
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Related terms: through thick and thin

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