Tie the knot – English idiom

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Example sentences from the web:

  • A: When do you plan to tie the knot?
    B: Let me find a boyfriend first!
  • So when are you two going to tie the knot?
  • The girl I’m going to marry lives in Mauritius and she’ll have her own ideas about where she wants to tie the knot.

If you are curious about the origin of this idiom, check this: Tie the knot – Origin

“Tie the knot” in the news:

Just married! Ciara and Russell Wilson share first picture after fairy tale wedding in British castle with guests including Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Rowland 

Ciara and Russell Wilson are officially married.

The happy couple tied the knot in front of their closest friends and family – including Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Rowland – on Wednesday at a fairy tale castle in Cheshire. 

The bride wore a custom Roberto Cavalli gown as she exchanged vows with the Seattle Seahawks player at the UK’s stunning Peckforton Castle in front of their celeb pals. 

Source: Mail Online

Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett set to tie the knot

Source: Sporting News

 

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“To rain on someone’s parade” – English idiom

Meaning => to disappoint or discourage someone.

 

Examples:

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  • “Listen, I hate to rain on the fun parade but has anyone heard from the National Committee?”
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Don’t Rain On My Parade – Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl)

 

Don’t tell me not to live
Just sit and putter
Life’s candy and the sun’s
A ball of butter
Don’t bring around a cloud
To rain on my parade
Don’t tell me not to fly
I’ve simply got to

If someone takes a spill
It’s me and not you
Who told you you’re allowed
To rain on my parade!
I’ll march my band out
I’ll beat my drum
And if I’m fanned out
Your turn at bat, sir
At least I didn’t fake it

Hat, sir, I guess I didn’t make it!
But whether I’m the rose
Of sheer perfection
Or freckle on the nose
Of life’s complexion
The cinder or the shiny apple of its eye
I gotta fly once
I gotta try once
Only can die once, right, sir?

Ooh, life is juicy
Juicy, and you see
I gotta have my bite, sir!
Get ready for me, love
Cause I’m a “comer”
I simply gotta march
My heart’s a drummer
Don’t bring around a cloud
To rain on my parade!

I’m gonna live and live now
Get what I want, I know how
One roll for the whole shebang
One throw, that bell will go clang
Eye on the target, and wham
One shot, one gun shot, and bam
Hey, Mister Arnstein, here I am!

I’ll march my band out
I’m beating my drum
And if I’m fanned out
Your turn at bat, sir
At least I didn’t fake it
Hat, sir, I guess I didn’t make it

Get ready for me, love
‘Cause I’m a “comer”
I simply gotta march
My heart’s a drummer
Nobody, no, nobody
Is gonna rain on my parade!

Click here if you want to know the origin of this idiom: Know Your Phrase

 

“To have a heart of gold” – English idiom

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Heart of Gold – Neil Young

“Heart Of Gold” -Lyrics

I want to live,
I want to give
I’ve been a miner for a heart of gold.
It’s these expressions
I never give
That keep me searching for a heart of gold.And I’m getting old.
Keep me searching for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old.

I’ve been to Hollywood
I’ve been to Redwood
I crossed the ocean for a heart of gold.
I’ve been in my mind,
It’s such a fine line
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold.

And I’m getting old.
Keeps me searching for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old.

Keep me searching for a heart of gold.
You keep me searching and I’m growing old.
Keep me searching for a heart of gold
I’ve been a miner for a heart of gold.

Heart of Gold – Birdy

Listening activity: http://lyricstraining.com/play/birdy/heart-of-gold/HDLkEvrzfD

“Ahead of the curve” – English Idiom

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Example sentences from the web:

  • We’re looking for ideas that are edgy, ahead of the curve.
  • It is not exactly ahead of the curve to take four and a half years to make only an informal request.
  • The challenge in business is to stay ahead of the curve.

“To hit the hay” – English idiom

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Another way to say it is TO HIT THE SACK ;-).

This is a nice comic on this idiom made by Ploopikoosy:

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More example sentences from the web:

  • I have a busy day tomorrow, so I think I’ll hit the hay.
  • Time to go home and hit the hay!
  • I’m tired, I’m gonna hit the hay.
  • Well, I’m going to hit the hay, I’m feeling pretty tired. Good night!

Here, you can read about the origin of this idiom: The meaning and origin of the expression: Hit the hay