10 Idioms for Relationships

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"Get on like a house on fire" means "to have a very good relationship with someone".

“Get on like a house on fire” means “to have a very good relationship with someone”. Examples: The boss was happy that the new employees and the old employees were getting on like a house on fire.

“May-December romance” or “May-September romance” is a romantic relationship…

"May-December romance" or "May-September romance" is a romantic relationship where one partner is a lot older than the other. Example: The man and his girlfriend were involved in a May-September romance.

“Rub it in” means “to talk about something you know will upset or embarrass someone”. Example: I know I made a silly mistake, but do you have to rub it in by talking about it all the time? Origin: This idiom is a short form of the phrase ‘rub salt in...

“Rub it in” means “to talk about something you know will upset or embarrass someone”. Example: I know I made a silly mistake, but do you have to rub it in by talking about it all the time? Origin: This idiom is a short form of the phrase ‘rub salt in.

“Shoot yourself in the foot” means “to do or say something that causes problems…

“Shoot yourself in the foot” means “to do or say something that causes problems for you”. Example: When Michelle got drunk before her final exam, she shot herself in the foot. She failed the test! Learning English can be fun!

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