Family

other half

Meaning: husband, wife, or partner of someone

Example: Next time I come to this restaurant I will bring my other half. Read on

next of kin

Meaning: close relative

Example: We cannot release the names of the soldiers killed at the battle of Normandy until we've informed their next of kin. Read on

charity begins at home

charity begins at home Meaning: one has to make adequate provision for their family before one make provision for needy strangers. Example: She spends the little money that ... Read on

black sheep

Meaning: a disgrace

Example: I have always been the black sheep of my family. Everyone else has responsible jobs while I have chosen to be an artist. Read on

better half

Meaning: spouse

Example: I think a two-bedroom flat would suit us but I'd better confirm it with my better half. Read on

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familiarity breeds contempt

Meaning: to start disliking something when one gets to know too much about it

Example: The couple could not stay together long after their wedding because familiarity breeds contempt. Read on

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