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English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions


Relationships

(social - working - personal)

(Idioms, page 3 :  speak same language  →  walking papers)

speak the same language If two or more people speak the same language, they have similar opinions or ideas, so they understand each other very well.
We work well together because we speak the same language.
strange bedfellows This expression refers to the unusual or unlikely association of two or more people, companies or states.
A car manufacturer and a bakery - strange bedfellows don't you think?
thick as thieves To say that two people are as thick as thieves means that they are very close friends who are very loyal to each other.
Chris always takes Danny's side.  They're as thick as thieves
tied to someone's apron strings If one person is tied to another's apron strings, they remain dependent at an age when they should be independent.
All his decisions are influenced by his mother.  He's still tied to her apron strings.
two's company ... three's a crowd This is said of two people, particularly lovers, who would prefer to be alone together rather than to have someone else with them.
I'd rather not come to the cinema with you, thanks.  Two's company ...!
two-time somebody If one person two-times another, they cheat on their partner by having a romantic relationship with another person at the same time.
Sally left Harry when she discovered he was two-timing her.
walking papers If you are given your walking papers, your contract or a relationship has ended.
After causing a diplomatic incident, Carter got his walking papers.
   
   
   
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