12 English Love Idioms and Phrases

The majority of people believe that French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are the most romantic languages in the world. This might be true. However, there are many English love idioms and phrases that you could use. If you want to impress someone (particularly if your partner is a native English speaker), try using one or two of them in your conversation.

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12 English Love Idioms and Phrases 

1. THE LOVE OF MY LOVE – the most important person in your life the person you really love at a particular time

ex. It was obvious that Ann was the love of his life.

2. LOVE IS IN THE AIR – you can almost reach out and feel the love, when shops are decorated with signs of love (hearts/ flowers etc)

ex. In early February of every year, love is in the air.

3. LOVE IS BLINDwhen a person or persons are deeply in love they do not see some obvious weaknesses or negatives about their partner, love is blind

ex. I don’t understand why she likes him so much? He is so selfish and doesn’t treat her well. Well, love is really blind.

4. ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR – whether we are dealing with matters of the heart or to do with politics or war everything we do is acceptable in matters of such importance

ex. He refused to give me my seat, stating that he was there first and that all was fair in love and war. 

5. A FACE ONLY A MOTHER COULD LOVE – usually used as a joke to describe someone who is not very attractive

ex. Although, he had a face that only a mother could love, and he snorted and snored, Penny adored him. 

6. A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP – one person has very strong positive feelings for another person and the other person feels exactly the opposite

ex. They had a love/hate relationship for 5 years. However, deep down they really did care about each other.

7. LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND – with out love where would we be… love helps us get through life’s little problems,  love helps everybody and everything

ex. Love is the principal force behind human life. Love makes the world go round.

8. HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE – when someone falls deeply in love with another person, as if they actually fell over they were so much in love

ex. Peter met this French girl on a study trip and fell head over heels in love with her.

9. ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER – when we do not see a person we love for some time (weeks or months) we grow more fond of them during that absence… a sign that we really missed their presence in our life

ex. People think sceptically of long-distance relationships but absence does make the heart grow fonder.

10. TO FIND MR OR MRS RIGHT – to find the person best suited to us the person we have been waiting for

ex. Jim is not married. He is always in search for his Mrs. Right wherever he goes.

11. LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT – to fall in love with someone at the first meeting with them or when we see that person for the first time

ex. He saw that girl and he couldn’t take his eyes off her, it was love at first sight.

12. TO HAVE A CRUSH ON SOMEONE – to find someone attractive and think about this person all the time, usually describes teenage infatuation.

ex. He had a crush on her for years but she didn’t pay much attention to him. 

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For more information on English expressions, new English words and Grammar Rules, check out the following links:

30 IDIOMS DESCRIBING CHARACTER AND PERSONALITY

12 IDIOMS RELATED TO HAPPINESS AND SADNESS

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