Throw in the towel – English idiom

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Example sentences from the web:

  • She’s not a quitter, she won’t throw in the towel.
  • You threw in the towel a long time ago.
  • In the matter that put us in opposition to China, the European Union threw in the towel by agreeing to reassess the import quotas.
  • Every time something didn’t work, we just threw in the towel and said, “Let’s forget it.” Right?
  • You think about throwing in the towel, retiring.

Click here if you are curious and you want to know the origin of this idiom:
Origin of “throw in the towel”.

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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

 

“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

 

“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.

“A problem shared is a problem halved” – English idiom

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