Dating and relationship idioms
If the cat was let out of the bag, then the trick would be exposed.
spill the beans If you spill the beans, you reveal the truth about something secret or private.
Developing positive relationships with others is one key to a happy life, and dating and marriage are important customs and traditions across cultures, even though there are often differences in the events and expectations. Karen: Are you interested in going on a blind date this weekend?
What do you think the keys are to a successful relationship?
One refers to an ancient way of voting by placing coloured beans in jars or pots, then tipping the beans out and counting them.from the horse’s mouth If you get a piece of information from the horse’s mouth, you get it directly from someone who is involved in it and knows the most about it.NOTE: This expression may refer to the fact that you can tell a horse’s age by looking at its teeth.touch base If you touch base with someone, you contact them, often when you have not spoken to them or seen them for a long time. 6 I think they were arguing ____________ cross purposes there.NOTE: In baseball, batters have to touch the first, second, and third bases to score a run. 7 She promised me she wouldn’t let the cat____________ of the bag. 1 true / it must be / here in black and white / because it’s 2 as you develop / keep me / the idea / in the loop 3 every week to / touch base / we meet / have lunch and 4 was moving / that the discussion /off on a tangent / I thought 5 she was doing / she asked him / on how / to keep her posted 6 paid / the office cleaner to / the newspaper reporter / spill the beans 7 the issue of / find common ground on / they managed to / rates of pay 8 going away / the family agreed that / would bring him out of his shell / to university Exercise 4 Make sentences 1 -6 less formal.