Bosom Friend

(A ). A very dear friend. Nathan says, “It lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.” (2 Sam. xii. 3.) Bosom friend, amie du cœur. St. John is represented in the New Testament as the “bosom friend” of Jesus.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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