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IDIOMS ABOUT LOVE

10 Jun

Falling in love
– catch someone’s eye = to be attractive to someone: “The shy man at the back of the class caught my eye.”
– to fancy someone (British English) = to find someone attractive: “My friend fancies you!”
– to have a crush on someone = to only be able to think about one person: “When I was at school, I had a crush on a film star.”
– to have a soft spot for someone = to have a weakness for someone: “She has a soft spot for Richard – he can do anything!”
– to have the hots for someone = to find someone very attractive: “She’s got the hots for the new office manager.”
– to go out with someone (British English) = to date someone: “They’ve been going out together for years!”
– to go steady = to go out with someone: “They’ve been going steady since their first year at university.”
– to fall for someone = to fall in love: “He always falls for the wrong types!”
– to fall head over heels for someone = to completely fall in love: “He fell head over heels for her.”
– to be lovey-dovey = for a couple to show everyone how much they are in love: “They’re so lovey-dovey, always whispering to each other and looking into each other’s eyes.”
– to have eyes only for = to be attracted to one person only: “He’s dropped all his old friends, now that he has eyes only for Susie.”
– to be the apple of someone’s eye = to be loved by someone, normally an older relative: “She’s the apple of her father’s eye.”
– to be smitten by someone = to be in love with someone: “I first met him at a party and from that evening on, I was smitten.”
– a love-nest = the place where two lovers live: “They made a love-nest in the old basement flat.”
– to be loved-up (British English) = to exist in a warm feeling of love: “They are one loved-up couple!”
– to be the love of someone’s life = to be loved by a person: “He has always been the love of her life.”

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