Fair-weather sailor
Fair-weather Fair"-weath`er, a. 1. Made or done in pleasant weather, or in circumstances involving but little exposure or sacrifice; as, a fair-weather voyage. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Appearing only when times or circumstances are prosperous; as, a fair-weather friend. [1913 Webster]

{Fair-weather sailor}, a make-believe or inexperienced sailor; -- the nautical equivalent of {carpet knight}. [1913 Webster]


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