tie the knot

tie the knot

Meaning

  • to get married

Example Sentences

  1. They have been dating each other for quite some time now and are planning to tie the knot a few months from now.
  2. He tied the knot with his long time girlfriend in a quiet ceremony in his private farmhouse in his ancestral village.
  3. After five years of going around with each other, George and Mia have finally decided to tie the knot later this year.
  4. The celebrity couple tied the knot in a gala ceremony amidst huge fanfare and press coverage.
  5. I heard Chris and Tina will be tying the knot soon. Do you know what they have planned?
  6. If you really think he is perfect for you, why don’t you two plan to tie the knot soon?
  7. They tied the knot in a private ceremony and flew off to their honeymoon without much ado.

Origin
The word knot has been associated with marriage since very old times, with the first known occurrence in 1225. It is not clear whether the knot refers an actual knot being tied in marriage ceremonies or it is just a symbolic reference to two people being united. This exact expression was first recorded in 1717 by an English poet, Matthew Prior in his poem “Alma; or, The Progress of the Mind.”

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