When two people get married, they “tie the knot.” Example: “After dating for five years, we finally decided to tie the knot.” When you tie “a” knot you wrap two pieces of rope around each other in a certain way so that they will not come apart. When you tie “the” knot you make a promise that you will stay together with one person whom you love. Example: “Did you hear about Dan and Jenny? They finally decided to tie the knot.” Two people are like two ropes and they get married to tie “the knot” which keeps them together. Example: “So, when are you two going to tie the knot?”
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“in the same boat” vocab idiom +1 vocab idiom to your wordlist
In the same boat
to be in the same unpleasant situation as other people
“in the same boat” Origin
To be in the same boat means experiencing the same situation or condition as someone else. It was first used by the ancient Greeks. This expression refers to the risks that are shared by all the passengers in a small boat at sea. Over the centuries the meaning came to include all people in similar, unpleasant circumstances on land, sea or in the air.
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Dead Ringer (for somebody/something)
An exact duplicate
Dead Ringer origin
The term dead ringer originally referred to a horse that had been substituted for another of similar appearance to defraud the bookies. The verb to ring has long been used by the criminal fraternity to mean to substitute. The most modern example is to ring a car, meaning to steal another car’s identity – usually for the purpose of reintroducing a write-off back on the road. Dead is widely used to mean accurate or precise, as in dead centre or dead heat.
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