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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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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Brad Angelina i love u very much my favorite actor and my favorite actorss

04:41 PM Dec 17 2012 |



Tying the knot  means live together forever or to get married

07:11 PM Jun 26 2011 |




I tied my knot 15 years ago.


05:41 PM May 14 2011 |




abhi n ash tied the knot last year

04:54 PM Sep 15 2010 |



i thing its time to tying the knot

01:35 PM Jul 16 2010 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

she thinks being disable means not going to tie the knot for ever !

06:44 PM May 27 2010 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

very nice proverb:

if u tie the knot u will be the poor man in the earth

06:41 PM May 27 2010 |



i want to tie the knot with someone. But it seems that it is hard to find a people to tie out

04:53 AM Apr 09 2008 |





07:56 PM Apr 08 2008 |




Brad Pitt said it sometime before.now he married. I think many fans will disappointed about it for so many fans like him!

09:43 AM Apr 08 2008 |


Viet Nam

how beautiful English is.

03:57 PM Apr 07 2008 |




tie the knot makes man and woman life united

10:50 AM Apr 07 2008 |




I think tying the knot means to get married in this lesson,but this slang should be using on the proper right way. In our country we don’t agree any woman to have a pregnant status before she get married with any man
and it is not a good idea to have a pregnant status with any of a man before a woman get married with him too,also from the News I know Angelina rushed into Brad’s ex-marriage,may be this is the reason caused Brad and Jennifer’s marriage failed and they get divorced, but from the News we know Brad and Angie already have babies,so Brad needs to take the responsibility to be a responsible husband to marry with Angie,if Brad wants to be a nice husband,anyway I think both of them are crazy people.
I think it’s a pity, because Brad and Jennifer are such a beautiful couple on the screen,but Brad choose Angie anyway,so person must take responsible to what they made in their life, because everyone’s life only one time,when life gone away you can’t ask God to give you one more chance and back to this world again and live in the same old world again.

04:47 PM Apr 06 2008 |

Improve my english


Great lesson;) I tied my knot 2 years ago, since that i’m the happiest on the Earth

04:45 PM Apr 06 2008 |



i tied the knot once. oh regret!

12:25 PM Apr 06 2008 |




get married

06:28 AM Apr 06 2008 |




To get married
beautiful things

03:34 AM Apr 06 2008 |




I got it! o(∩_∩)o…

01:24 PM Apr 05 2008 |



United States

Angelina Jolie only do crazy things

08:34 PM Apr 04 2008 |



Russian Federation

tying the not means formal confirmation of reltionship among man and woman :)))

06:08 PM Apr 04 2008 |

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