Love is in the air because it is Valentine’s Day. What a perfect day to improve your American English by talking about love idioms! And speaking of love, I’ll introduce you to someone special at the end of this post.
Many expressions in American English use the word love. Some have to do with the relationship itself, while others have to do with how you relate to the world.
So, if we see a man and a woman who are attracted to each other, there are several expressions we might use to describe their relationship.
If we sense that attraction is building between them, we might say that love is in the air.
If they feel a deep connection with one another before spending much time together, we say it was love at first sight.
If they are deeply attracted to one another, we say that they are falling in love.
If this attraction goes deeper more quickly than expected, we say that they are head over heels in love.
If they are so in love that they cannot see one another’s faults, then we say that love is blind.
If they can see difficulties ahead but are determined to work through them together, then we say that love will find a way.
On the other hand, if they begin arguing a lot but still appear to care for one another, we may say that they have a love-hate relationship.
If the arguments cause them to go their separate ways, hoping to never see each other again, we say there is no love lost between them.
However, we would hope that they each learned something from the relationship, leading us to conclude that it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
One last idiom that deals with love, though it doesn’t actually use the word love, is the expression through thick and thin. This means that you have stayed together through good times and bad times, and you have a stronger relationship because of it.
Since it is Valentine’s Day, I want to introduce you to the love of my life, who has been through thick and thin with me over the last 20 years. This is a picture of me and my husband Rob. He is the technical support behind my website and videos. So, if you’ve watched any of my videos, he’s the one who filmed and edited them (watch for several new ones going up this week). If you downloaded my free guide or have taken any of my classes, he’s the one who has done all the graphic design and made those pages look neat and attractive. ( In fact, he edited this picture for me without knowing what I was going to do with it!)
So, today I want to publicly say:
Thanks, honey, for all of your help! I love what I do and I couldn’t do it without you!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Do you have a love of your life? Or perhaps you are falling in love for the first time? Please tell us about your Love in the comments below!