English translation: close and distant acquaintances/friends
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Explanation: This is one of those phrases in English where the adjectives normally come after the noun. A Google search on this phrase returned over 60,000 examples. Other phrases like this: near and dear, far and wide, few and far-between.
Edward Plaisance Jr Local time: 10:55 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 51