#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 | Meaning: Having friends in high places means 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: To make friends means 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 by @aditriasmara on Monday, June 22, 2015.

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