Relationship

as thick as thieves

Meaning: a very secretive and close relationship between people.

Example: They remained as thick as thieves for several weeks. This made us curious to know what they were doing.  Read on

in bed with

Meaning: to work with a person or organisation, or being involved with them, in a way that causes other people to distrust you.

Example: The two young men were in bed with the neighborhood gangs. Read on

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

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play it by ear

Meaning: improvise; act without preparation.

Example: Rather than adopting a new academic strategy, the principal decided to play it by ear. Read on

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