#IOTW: Relationships

Hi, fellas! How’s your Monday going? I do hope it’s going awesome! Anyway, in this session, I would like ti talk about English idioms related to relationships. Here we go!

  1. Fair-weather friend. Meaning: someone who acts as a friend when times are good, and is not there when you are in trouble.
    • Example:
      • “I thought I could count on James, but no. I’ve discovered he’s just a fair-weather friend.”
  2. Be an item. Meaning: when gossip starts circulating in small social circles or major tabloid publications; couples become an item.
    • Example:
      • “Steve and Rachel say they’re friends, but everyone knows they’re an item.”
  3. Friends in high places. Meanin someone knows people with power and influence.
    • Example:
      • “Having friends in high places is important for anyone who wants to start a political career.”
  4. Dance attendance (on somebody). Meaning: you are constantly available for that person and attend to their wishes.
    • Example:
      • “She’s rich and famous and expects everyone to dance attendance on her.”
  5. Make friends. Meaning: two people have established or reestablished a link of friendship.
    • Example:
      • “Being outgoing is the easiest way to make new friends.”
  6. Cross someone’s path. Meaning: used to describe a chance meeting between two people or two separate things.
    • Example:
      • “Miss Marry and Chris Elliot crossed paths at the Brighton railway station”
  7. Pull strings. Meaning: if somebody pulls strings, they use influential friends in order to obtain an advantage.
    • Example:
      • “David found a job easily – his Dad just pulled a few strings!”

That’s all for today’s session about English idioms related to relationships, fellas. I hope you enjoy the session! Visit englishtips4u.com for more interesting stuffs about English. See you on the next session and have a nice day, fellas!

Source: http://www.grammar.net/

Complied and written by @aditriasmara for @Englishtips4u on Monday, June 22, 2015.



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