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tie the knot

tie the knot

Date: Apr 03 2008

Themes: Family, Pop Culture, Romance


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.”

- Actor Brad Pitt on his future marriage to Angelina Jolie. (Esquire Magazine)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

get married

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

When you tie two pieces of rope together in a knot, they become one piece of rope. And that’s the idea with marriage, too: two people become one.
Tying the knot in English means to get married. And marriage is like being tied together with a knot, making your lives into one life. Married people are joined together, bound by the promises they made to each other and some higher power.

Still, not everyone is ready or able to tie the knot. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been in love for quite a while. They even have kids together. But they are waiting to get married until same-sex marriages are legal in the US. They might want to tie the knot, but they are waiting because of political reasons.

What are some idioms for marriage in your country?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“I’m about to tie the knot. Matt and I are going to get married.”

“They met, fell in love, and less than a year later, they tied the knot.”

“We’ve been dating for seven years. Do you think it’s time for us to tie the knot?”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

the action of marriage
by sweet monaliza
getting married.
by oceangirl05
TYING THE KNOT means to get married..
by owendavis33
Jack1987 Tying the knot means ,i think ,that you and someone else will get married
by Jack1987
Leia_14 Tying the knot means marriage.
by Leia_14
sunny4711 Tying the knot means simple getting married.
by sunny4711
dizzygirl getting married
by dizzygirl
Amir_Pink get married
by Amir_Pink
Jahangir get married, be wed Example: They decided to tie the knot after seeing each other for over three years.
by Jahangir
martha ble to get marry, to get compromised with someone
by martha ble
nad1a get married
by nad1a
Unlucky getting married
by Unlucky
hight ged married legaly..sign the papers...
by hight
hoada838 to perform a marriage ceremony
by hoada838
To get married, to join in marriage
by Julietta_Mza
Means To get marry!
by curious_kimia
they will be married
by wutevv
Eydo get married.
by Eydo
getting married.
by senior electronics engineer
tying the knot means getting married
by persistence910
monik1808 getting married
by monik1808
register to get married legally.
by sandyflorafairy
Kelly588 I think tie the knot means to get married.
by Kelly588
It simply means 'to marry'.
by Val Bevaria
get married.
by haitham.mohammad
Mohammad_A "when two person decide to marry together" means tying the knot.
by Mohammad_A
l monik Tie the knot means getting oficially married!
by l monik
mouna getting married ( to each other )
by mouna
Cayra It means like getting married. XD!
by Cayra
tying the knot= getting married
by feli7
Ggabo to get married
by Ggabo
Luichi get married, settle down
by Luichi
Big baby get married
by Big baby
schytrierz getting married
by schytrierz
lizzie1987 get married
by lizzie1987
Fofi to get married
by Fofi
peanut14 marriage
by peanut14
Stone Chen to be married
by Stone Chen
lostaside to get married
by lostaside
igalis get married
by igalis
Pavlionka to tie the knot means to get married, to tie the knot of relationship and love so that no one will be able to escape ;) there is also very nice opposite expression - to escape the noose :)
by Pavlionka
To get married
by kaushalyats
Bossy16 To get married
by Bossy16

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To get married

09:56 AM Apr 03 2008 |




09:10 AM Apr 03 2008 |




I have no idea to tie the knot :P

08:12 AM Apr 03 2008 |




get married

07:36 AM Apr 03 2008 |




Grow Old With You

02:51 AM Apr 03 2008 |



There is almost the same idiom for marriage in chinese as “tying the knot”.we call “xi jie lian li”.Do you get it?

12:44 AM Apr 03 2008 |

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