Love Idioms List with Meanings, Examples, & PDFs

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Love Idiom Worksheets for ESL Students

PDF Worksheet A: Defining Idioms & Writing Sentences with Idioms

PDF Worksheet B: Reading Idioms in Context & Describing Meanings

Fun Love Idiom Games for the Classroom

PDF Love Idioms Crossword

PDF Love Idioms BINGO

PDF Love Idioms Checklist (for BINGO)

32 Idioms and Phrases About Love

*Updated: November 2021

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Idiom / PhraseMeaningExample Sentence
apple of my eyean adored personMy precious daughter is the apple of my eye.
ask outask someone on a dateBobby asked her out, but she decided to stay home and do laundry.
be an itembe a coupleApparently, Tiffany and Tim are an item. I always see them together.
be nuts aboutreally enjoyShe is nuts about her new boyfriend.
beauty is in the eye of the beholdereveryone has different preferences for what is attractiveElla likes guys with big beards. Her girlfriends say to her that beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder.
blind datedating someone you have never metI don't like blind dates because I want to know what she looks like first.
double datingtwo couples dating at the same timeMy friend always goes on double dates and likes getting attention from both guys.
drive someone crazymake someone annoyed or feel madly in loveShe drives me crazy. I don't know if I should buy her another diamond or get a divorce.
get hitchedget marriedWe got hitched last month. Didn't you get the wedding invitation?
go steadydate each otherI asked her to go steady, but she dated Joe instead.
have the hots forto be attracted to someoneMary had the hots for George, so she wrote him a love letter.
head over heelsto be deeply in loveSarah was head over heels for her new boyfriend.
heart goes out tofeel sympathyMy heart goes out to Sara. She spent years fighting cancer.
heavy heartsadnessShe left him with a heavy heart.
joined at the hipinseparableJane and Joe are joined at the hip.
leave at the altardecide not to marry at the last minuteHer fiance left her at the altar and moved to Fiji.
love is blindlove makes someone blind to their partner's imperfectionsLove is certainly blind. Tom is very attracted to a girl who eats on the toilet.
love ratsomeone who cheats on their partnerHank is such a love rat. This is the tenth girl I've seen him with this week.
lovey-doveykissing and huggingKate really hates it when couples are lovey-dovey in public.
make lovesexFrank wanted to make love in the tent, but his wife wanted a hotel room.
no love lostmutual dislikeThere is no love lost between Donald and Hillary.
on cloud ninevery happyElizabeth was on cloud nine when she put on the diamond ring.
on the mendrestore or recoverTheir relationship is now on the mend after going to counseling.
on the rocksnear the endTheir relationship is on the rocks. They'll probably break up soon.
pop the questionask someone to get marriedHe popped her the big question during their vacation.
puppy loveteenager romantic loveIt was just puppy love during high school but they broke up in university.
through thick and thinin good and bad timesHe loved his wife through thick and thin.
throw it in herhave sex with herYou should throw it in her. I think she really wants you.
tie the knotget marriedAre you ever going to tie the knot? You aren't getting any younger.
to fancy someoneto think someone is very attractiveDo you fancy Molly? She likes you too.
walk out on someoneto end a relationshipMy girlfriend walked out on me, so I drank a bottle of vodka.
whisper sweet nothingsto say romantic things to someoneSue likes it when I whisper sweet nothings in her ear in bed.

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