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idioms of love

idioms of love

Date: Sep 12 2007

主題: 成語和俚語

作者: hoda61

課程

  • All's fair in love and war.
 something that you say which means behaviour that is unpleasant or not fair is acceptable during an argument or competition. We weren't cheating, we were just playing to win. Anyway, all's fair in love and war.  
  • be head over heels (in love)
to be in love with someone very much, especially at the beginning of a relationship. It's obvious that they're head over heels in love with each other.  
  • cupboard love (British & Australian)
love that you give in order to get something from someone. I suspected all along it was just cupboard love, and what she really liked about him was his car.  
  • fall head over heels (in love)
be head over heels (in love) - to be in love with someone very much, especially at the beginning of a relationship. As soon as we met we fell head over heels in love. I fell head over heels in love with Simon on our first date.  
  • not for love nor/or money
if you say that you cannot or will not do something for love nor money, you mean that it is impossible to do or that you will not do it whatever happens. It's incredibly popular. You can't get tickets for love nor money. He's hopeless and unreliable. I wouldn't give him a job for love nor money.  
  • I must/I'll love you and leave you. (humorous)
something that you say when you say goodbye to someone that you are leaving. Well, I'm sure you've got work to be doing so I'll love you and leave you.  
  • a labour of love (British & Australian, American & Australian)
an activity that is hard work but that you do because you enjoy it. He prefers to paint the house himself - it's a real labour of love.
  • a love child
a child whose parents are not married to each other. He allegedly has a love child in Australia from an affair with a much younger woman.  
  • love handles (humorous)
a layer of extra fat around the middle of a person's body. You wouldn't want me to lose my love handles, would you?  
  • a love nest
a home where two people who love each other live together, or a home where two people meet secretly in order to have sex. Apparently, they had a love nest in Soho where they used to meet at lunchtime.  
  • the love of your life (humorous)
the person that you love most in all your life. And there I was, watching the love of my life board a plane to go to the other side of the world.  
  • love someone/something to bits (informal)
to like or to love someone or something a lot. Clive's the nicest person I know. I love him to bits. 'Do you like your new bike, then?' 'Oh, I love it to bits!'  
  • a love-in (informal)
a situation where two or more people praise each other a lot, especially when the praise is more than they deserve. The awards ceremony, as usual, was a love-in.
  • love-making
make love - to have sex with someone. It was our conversations more than the love-making that I remembered after the affair was over.
  • make love
to have sex with someone. We went back to his apartment and made love. I was just thinking how nice it would be to make love to you. (often + to)
  • Misery loves company.
something that you say which means that people who are feeling sad usually want the people they are with to also feel sad. On a bad day, she isn't satisfied till the entire family is in tears. Misery loves company.  
  • no/little love lost between someone
if there is no love lost between two people, they do not like each other. There's no love lost between those two. They could never work together.  
  • puppy love
romantic love which a young person feels for someone and which usually disappears as they become older. At the time I was sure I would marry him when I grew up but of course it was just puppy love.  
  • tough love (mainly American)
a method of helping someone to change their behaviour by treating them in a very severe way. Tough love is the only approach to take towards a relative hooked on drugs.  

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andalucia7

andalucia7

Morocco

Well…They’re Nice and Gorgeous Idioms to use that they definitely Will make one’s talking so special in the case they’re used…THANKS HODA for yer efforts..KEEP up the good Work!!
PEACE OUT!!

06:41 AM Aug 17 2008 |

hoda61

hoda61

Morocco

hmm  but love bring other feeling sometimes we will be forced to make limits …

That's why we called love love and it have limits

even in talking about it or define it and explain it

THX ABDELMALEK

10:55 AM Jan 11 2008 |

Hamoud

Hamoud

Algeria

Love is a short word that has no limits !!

09:46 AM Jan 10 2008 |

hoda61

hoda61

Morocco

THX FOR REPLYING

WISHING TO TALK SOON

10:29 AM Dec 23 2007 |

00961836b

00961836b

United Arab Emirates

thnx hoda,very nice,hope 2 be friends and this is my email:

05:08 AM Dec 23 2007 |

hoda61

hoda61

Morocco

ALKHADER

THX FOR ATTENTION

AND IM A GIRL NOT GUYUndecided

04:10 PM Sep 29 2007 |

alkhader

alkhader

United Kingdom

These words are so beautiful Thanx may be you are romantic guy

12:03 PM Sep 19 2007 |

hoda61

hoda61

Morocco

thx goofyguy  & desperate_Angel for reading

01:58 PM Sep 12 2007 |

Desperate_Angel

Azerbaijan

Undecidedyeah…that's  good…

01:24 PM Sep 12 2007 |

Goofyguy

Goofyguy

United States

Good, really good. The only thing I can think to ad is the expression, "no love lost" is usually a not-very-strong way of saying that the people being referred to actually hate each other

11:27 AM Sep 12 2007 |

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