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Valentine’s Day - sayings, idioms, phrasal verbs

Added by Tomasz H. 14 February 2014 in category: English, General tips

On the 14th February in many countries people celebrate Valentine's Day. Some people write love letters, some buy presents, men especially buy flowers.

The tradition of exchanging Valentine gifts is said to have started in the later Middle Ages. It was believed that the 14th of February marks the beginning of the mating season for birds, so the day became associated with love and romance

Today we wrote few sayings, idioms and phrasal verbs related with Valentine's Day. Let's see if there are some you didn't know yet;)



lovelorn [usychać z miłości]

sad because the person you love does not love you

e.g. Valentine's Day is not a good day for people who are lovelorn.

broken heart [złamane serce]

a feeling of great sadness when someone you love does not love you

e.g. It would have broken his heart.

heartthrob [obiekt westchnień]

a famous man, often a singer or an actor, who is attractive to many women

e.g. I think George Clooney is a heartthrob.

lovebirds [papużki nierozłączki]

two people who are obviously very much in love with each other

e.g. Look at those two lovebirds gazing into each other's eyes.

loved-up [być pełnym uniesień miłości]

to be full of feelings of romantic love

e.g. Nick and Ann look so happy and loved-up.


a heart-to-heart [odbyć szczerą rozmowę]

a serious conversation between two people in which they talk honestly about their feelings

e.g. We had a real heart-to-heart talk about our love.

wear heart on sleeve [obnosić się z uczuciami, nie potrafić ukryć uczuć]

to make your feelings and opinions obvious to other people

e.g. Marc always has his heart on his sleeve so that everyone knows whom he loves.

cupboard love [miłość z wyrachowania]

love that you give in order to get something from someone

e.g. It's just cupboard love. All he really wants is her money.

fall head over heels in love [być zakochanym po uszy]

to fall deeply in love with someone

e.g. Roger fell head over heels in love with Maggie.

puppy love [szczenięca miłość]

romantic love which a young person feels for someone and which usually disappears as they become older

e.g. At the time I was sure I would marry her when I grew up but of course it was just puppy love.

Phrasal verbs

pair off [zostać parą]

to begin a romantic relationship with someone

e.g. Their paired off after a common journey.

cuddle up [wtulić się, przytulić się]

to sit or lie very close to someone and put your arms around them

e.g. I love cuddling up with my wife.

ask out [zapytać o wspólne wyjście]

to invite someone to come with you to a place such as the cinema or a restaurant, especially as a way of starting a romantic relationship

e.g. He's asked Kate out to the cinema this evening.

get together [zejść się, zostać parą]

if people get together they start a romantic relationship

e.g. They got together in 2001 when they were studying.

live for [żyć dla kogoś]

to have something or someone as the most important thing in your life

e.g. John lives for his wife.

pour out [zwierzyć się]

tell all your feelings to someone, especially privately or secretly

e.g. He poured out his feelings and told her how much he loved her.

fall for [zadurzyć się, stracić głowę dla kogoś]

to suddenly have strong romantic feelings about someone

e.g. He has fallen for wrong woman.

chat up [czule rozmawiać]

to talk flirtatiously to a person with the intention of seducing him or her

e.g. I've been trying to chat him up all evening.

blurt out [wygadać się, chlapnąć]

to say something suddenly and without thinking, usually because you are excited or nervous

e.g. She suddenly blurted out at the party "I love you!"

Do you have any thoughts, questions or suggestions? Have you spotted a mistake or you don't agree with something? Leave a comment :-)

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