#IOTW: Idioms on Friendship

Hi guys, how are you today? Did you have a great day? Our agenda today is to have idioms on friendship. Before that, I’d like to invite you to mention your best friend.


Please mention a friend to whom you sent your first message today.

Please mention a friend that always listens to your stories, grumbles, etc.

Please mention a friend that has been your closest friend for more than 10 years.

Please mention a friend that you are really thankful to have him/her.

Great! Don’t forget to thank your friend for being with you because who knows we will not see them anymore tomorrow. LOL. Anyway, back on track, I have compiled ten idioms related to friendship. Please retweet if you like them; sharing is caring. Enjoyyy.

1) birds of a feather flock together 

If two people are birds of a feather, they are very similar in many ways, so they naturally spend time together.

2) fair-weather friend 

Someone who acts as a friend when times are good, and is not there when you are in trouble, is called a fair-weather friend. 

3) get on like a house on fire 

Two people who get on like a house on fire have similar interests and quickly become good friends.

4) good walls make good neighbours  

This expression means that respecting one another’s privacy helps create a good relationship between neighbours.

5) keep at arm’s length 

If you keep someone at arm’s length, you do not allow yourself to become too friendly with them. #IOTW

6) kowtow to others

If you are very respectful and submissive, giving way to the wishes of a person or organisation in authority in order to please them, you kowtow to them. #IOTW

7) run with the hare and hunt with the hounds 

If you run with the hare and hunt with the hounds, you want to stay on friendly terms with both sides in a quarrel.

8) same page/wavelength 

If you are on the same page or the same wavelength as someone else, you have the same understanding or think in a similar way.

9) speak the same language

If two or more people speak the same language, they have similar opinions or ideas, so they understand each other very well.

10) thick as thieves 

 To say that two people are as thick as thieves means that they are very close friends who are very loyal to each other.

That’s it for today. Thank you so much for your engagement! I really appreciate that.

Compiled and written by @Wisznu for @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, May 26, 2016.


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