Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is the international holiday of love and is usually celebrated on February 14th in many countries though some places, like here in Japan, have additional holidays like White Day. People celebrate the holiday differently throughout the world, but wherever you celebrate, do it with someone special. 

Here are ten English idioms perfect for Valentine’s Day. The best part is you can use these expressions all throughout the year.  

a crush

1. a crush = the person you like
Ex: My crush doesn’t even know I’m alive.

2. to have a crush on = to like someone
Ex: I have a huge crush on the girl that lives next door. 

3. to carry a torch = to keep loving someone, often in secret, and often when you are not in a relationship
Ex: He’s still carrying a torch for that girl even though they broke up a long time ago. 
Ex: My sister is carrying a torch for that guy, but she is too shy to talk to him. 

4. to dump = to end a relationship suddenly
Ex: My girlfriend dumped me because I forgot Valentine’s Day.
Ex: I got dumped by my girlfriend too! 

5. to be head over heels = to be deeply in love with someone
Ex: My mom said she was head over heels for my dad when they met.

have the hots for

6. hot = very attractive / sexy (men or women) 

Ex: The guy that works at my gym is really hot. 
Ex: There’s a really hot girl on the train. 

7. have the hots for = to be attracted to someone 
Ex: I have the hots for the cute Russian guy in my history class. 

to tie the not

8. tie the knot = to get married
Ex: My parents tied the know twenty years ago. 
Ex: I don’t think I’m ready to tie the knot.

9. to pop the question = to ask someone to get married 
Ex: I’m so nervous. I’m going to pop the question tonight. 

an old flame

10. an old flame = a former love 
Ex: I ran into an old flame at the store today. She still looked great. 

Speaking Practice
I’m sharing this great printable lesson worksheet with my friends. It’s full of sample conversations all about this fun holiday! Not a member? You’re welcome to join us

Like these idioms? Are there any I left out? What would you like to see here?

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