As it’s almost Valentine’s Day, the theme for our expressions and idioms today is ‘love’. Can you think of any more to add to the list?
love is in the air
Meaning: there is a romantic atmosphere
Example: It’s almost Valentine’s Day so love is in the air at the World of Words.
head over heels in love
Meaning: to become deeply in love someone
Example: She’s head over heels in love with her new boyfriend.
Meaning: when young people fall in love (NOTE: ‘puppy love’ implies that the feeling is not permanent and has passed or will pass)
Example: I thought I was going to marry her at the time but it turned out to be just puppy love.
love is blind
Meaning: if you love a person, it is difficult to see his or her faults
Example: Dave- Sam’s girlfriend is so annoying. Bob- I guess love is blind!
love (someone / something) to bits:
Meaning: to love someone or something very much
Example: Thanks for the new sweater. I love it to bits.
Meaning: a layer of fat around your waist
Example: I’m tying to get rid of my love handles by running every day and eating a healthy diet.
a love child
Meaning: a child whose parents aren’t married
Example: The Prime Minister has a strong following at the moment but wait until the newspapers hear about his love child.
Other ‘love’ expressions and idioms on the World of Words:
How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day in your country?
Today’s image is by Renate Kalloch.