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tie the knot

tie the knot

Date: Apr 03 2008

Themes: Family, Pop Culture, Romance

Quote

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)

Definition

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?

Examples

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?”

Winners

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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Comments

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h_hadi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

atta boy and atta girl to Brad and Anjellina

01:55 PM Apr 04 2008 |

fazilah4

fazilah4

Malaysia

tie the knot between them is good to their future

07:30 AM Apr 04 2008 |

Fay_N

Fay_N

Australia

good comparison -

05:25 AM Apr 04 2008 |

yonghuaqiu@126.com

China

to get married.i hope .In the future,i could tie the knot with my girl(i’m looking for) untill foreverness.

10:03 PM Apr 03 2008 |

Anlylee

China

yes,maybe

06:09 PM Apr 03 2008 |

Andres Cisneros

Colombia

I think Tying the Knot is the perfect meaning , I tying the Kont over 14 years and I”m happy.

04:52 PM Apr 03 2008 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

Ok, i’ve caught that!

04:51 PM Apr 03 2008 |

Alice Max from KZ

Kazakhstan

Very very interesting:) well done:) 5+

04:30 PM Apr 03 2008 |

Malik

Indonesia

get married

03:57 PM Apr 03 2008 |

Canticle

China

that’s married

03:42 PM Apr 03 2008 |

santelle

santelle

Malta

great lesson :)

03:29 PM Apr 03 2008 |

Akasha

Akasha

Spain

Very interesting!

03:05 PM Apr 03 2008 |

iwal@hotmail.co.uk

Morocco

to tie the knot mean male and female making theire lives into one life

02:44 PM Apr 03 2008 |

jchristopher1874

India

gonna get married

01:11 PM Apr 03 2008 |

sayraxx

Turkey

hehe

01:05 PM Apr 03 2008 |

szj157

szj157

China

tying the knot

12:58 PM Apr 03 2008 |

bahaa_diab

bahaa_diab

Syrian Arab Republic

i want to tie the knot with the girl who loves me and i love her too…

12:40 PM Apr 03 2008 |

zeus2006

zeus2006Super Member!

Turkey

I wonder, why they are waiting to get married untill same-sex marriages are legal in the US?They will tie the knot of the same kind?Who knows!!!

12:12 PM Apr 03 2008 |

Lav212

Lav212

Russian Federation

EnglishBaby is super!!! The best way to study language!!

12:04 PM Apr 03 2008 |

gorir

gorir

Sudan

to get marrige
(marrige = problems)

10:46 AM Apr 03 2008 |

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