It’s almost Valentine’s Day, a holiday celebrating love. Do you know these idioms for talking about love and relationships? Guess the meaning of the bold words before you check the answer key below.
- When he met his future wife, he fell head over heels for her. His feelings for her were strong.
- I have a crush on a cute guy who sits at my table in the reading lab, but I’m too nervous to talk to him.
- She had a blind date last night with her sister’s co-worker, but I don’t know if she liked him or not.
- Let’s have a double date tomorrow night; we can go out for dinner with our boyfriends and have a nice time together.
- I’d like to fix you up with my cousin; you two have a lot in common.
- I broke up with him because he forgot my birthday. What a terrible boyfriend!
- You’re a really nice guy, but I think we should see other people. I don’t think we have a future together.
- He’s going to pop the question tonight while they are walking in Centennial Park. I’ve seen the diamond ring he bought.
- She and Tom are tying the knot in April. Did you get an invitation?
To be/fall head over heels = To be or fall deeply in love
To have a crush on someone = To have a strong, almost obsessive romantic interest in someone; usually that person is not aware of your feelings
Blind date = a date with someone you have never met, usually arranged by a mutual friend
Double date = a date with two couples
To fix/set someone up (with someone) = to introduce two people who might be a god romantic match
To break up = to end a romantic relationship
To see other people = to no longer date only each other; often a “gentle” way to break up
To pop the question = to ask someone to marry you
To tie the knot = to get married