Relationship

bone to pick

Meaning: having a complaint that needs to be discussed.

Example: Jake walked up to Robert and told him that he had a bone to pick with him. Read on

hand in hand

Meaning: close ties or connections

Example: I saw a couple walking hand in hand along the beach.  Read on

make common cause

Meaning: to enter into an agreement or shared effort, especially for expedient purposes and with a party (or parties) otherwise deemed to be enemies.

Example: We have set aside our disagreements and made common cause. Read on

light of one’s life

Meaning: someone who makes one very happy.

Example: Because he was there with him through everything, he saw him as the light of his life. Read on

chip off the old block

Meaning: the term is used to describe people who look like their parents.

Example: Like his brother, he is a chip off the old block, very rude in behavior and stout in physique. Read on

blind date

Meaning: to go on a date with someone you have never met before.

Example: I'm going on a blind date with a guy that Jack knows from college. Read on

bosom friend

Meaning: best friend who is very close to you

Example: The two ladies who were arrested for injuring each other for one man were bosom friends for years. Read on

happy wife happy life

Meaning: to have a good life, you need to have a good wife

Example: The first time I heard the phrase "happy wife, happy life," I was a small person in college and found it very pleasant. Read on

big brother

Meaning: A large organization or government agency that tries to control all aspects of human life and society.

Example: You need to aware of everything you do around here. Big Brother sees everything. Read on

Dutch uncle

Meaning: criticize, scold or lecture someone

Example: I thought he would approve of my choices, but he ranted on like a Dutch uncle for a whole hour. Read on

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dig own grave

dig own grave Meaning: do something stupid that will seriously harm oneself, cause one’s own ruin or downfall. Example: If she continues to behave like this to her … Read on

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