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

Meaning: the family comes first, and one should help their family before helping others

Example: She spends the little money that she earns on social work and neglects her own family, forgetting that charity begins at home. 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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drastic times call for drastic measures

Meaning: extreme circumstances can only be resolved by equally extreme actions

Example: After the company had posted losses for the third consecutive year, the board decided to replace all of its top management. After all, drastic times call for drastic measures. Read on

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