Idiom of the day : (13 Nov 2017)


✔ Tie the knot

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 ■ Meaning:

If you tie the knot, you get married.

 ■ For example:

  • Tammy and Stevie Ray are tying the knot at the Shortside Baptist Church next Saturday, and you’re all invited.
  • Mary really wants to tie the knot, but Sam says he’s not ready for marriage just yet.

Origin: While there is no definitive evidence to prove it, many etymologists suggest that this idiom derives from the actual ritual of tying a knot which has been a part of marriage ceremonies in many cultures through history.