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Love Idiom Worksheets for ESL Students
Fun Love Idiom Games for the Classroom
32 Idioms and Phrases About Love
*Updated: March 23, 2020
|Idiom / Phrase||Meaning||Example Sentence|
|apple of my eye||an adored person||My precious daughter is the apple of my eye.|
|ask out||ask someone on a date||Bobby asked her out, but she decided to stay home and do laundry.|
|be an item||be a couple||Apparently, Tiffany and Tim are an item. I always see them together.|
|be nuts about||really enjoy||She is nuts about her new boyfriend.|
|beauty is in the eye of the beholder||everyone has different preferences for what is attractive||Ella likes guys with big beards. Her girlfriends say to her that beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder.|
|blind date||dating someone you have never met||I don't like blind dates because I want to know what she looks like first.|
|double dating||two couples dating at the same time||My friend always goes on double dates and likes getting attention from both guys.|
|drive someone crazy||make someone annoyed or feel madly in love||She drives me crazy. I don't know if I should buy her another diamond or get a divorce.|
|get hitched||get married||We got hitched last month. Didn't you get the wedding invitation?|
|go steady||date each other||I asked her to go steady, but she dated Joe instead.|
|have the hots for||to be attracted to someone||Mary had the hots for George, so she wrote him a love letter.|
|head over heels||to be deeply in love||Sarah was head over heels for her new boyfriend.|
|heart goes out to||feel sympathy||My heart goes out to Sara. She spent years fighting cancer.|
|heavy heart||sadness||She left him with a heavy heart.|
|joined at the hip||inseparable||Jane and Joe are joined at the hip.|
|leave at the altar||decide not to marry at the last minute||Her fiance left her at the altar and moved to Fiji.|
|love is blind||love makes someone blind to their partner's imperfections||Love is certainly blind. Tom is very attracted to a girl who eats on the toilet.|
|love rat||someone who cheats on their partner||Hank is such a love rat. This is the tenth girl I've seen him with this week.|
|lovey-dovey||kissing and hugging||Kate really hates it when couples are lovey-dovey in public.|
|make love||sex||Frank wanted to make love in the tent, but his wife wanted a hotel room.|
|no love lost||mutual dislike||There is no love lost between Donald and Hillary.|
|on cloud nine||very happy||Elizabeth was on cloud nine when she put on the diamond ring.|
|on the mend||restore or recover||Their relationship is now on the mend after going to counseling.|
|on the rocks||near the end||Their relationship is on the rocks. They'll probably break up soon.|
|pop the question||ask someone to get married||He popped her the big question during their vacation.|
|puppy love||teenager romantic love||It was just puppy love during high school but they broke up in university.|
|through thick and thin||in good and bad times||He loved his wife through thick and thin.|
|throw it in her||have sex with her||You should throw it in her. I think she really wants you.|
|tie the knot||get married||Are you ever going to tie the knot? You aren't getting any younger.|
|to fancy someone||to think someone is very attractive||Do you fancy Molly? She likes you too.|
|walk out on someone||to end a relationship||My girlfriend walked out on me, so I drank a bottle of vodka.|
|whisper sweet nothings||to say romantic things to someone||Sue likes it when I whisper sweet nothings in her ear in bed.|
Extra Examples of Love Idioms in Use
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