Relationship Idioms

Idioms are groups of words that don’t always make sense literally. By using the following ones, you will sound a lot more like a native speaker!
Learn our Relationship Idioms and try the quiz below.

Two peas in a pod

Do you have a best friend or someone you have everything in common with? Maybe you just like to spend all your time with them? If that’s the case, you’re probably like two peas in a pod! We can use this idiom to describe people who are very close, but also people who are very similar in terms of personality.

E.g. Me and my sister hang out all the time and we have the exact same sense of humour – we’re like two peas in a pod!

 Hit it off

If you’ve ever become friends with someone straight after meeting them, then you guys definitely hit it off! We use this phrase to express the instant connection you have with certain people after only knowing them for a short amount of time. It’s definitely not something that happens often, but when it does it’s a great feeling!

E.g. I met Sarah at work 3 years ago. We got put on a project together and hit it off right away. We’ve been best friends ever since!

To have a soft spot

We all have someone in our lives who we are particularly fond of, whether they’re a friend, family member, or even a stranger! If you have a soft spot for someone, it means you like them more than others – whether you have a reason for this or not.

E.g. I love all my family, but I have a real soft spot for my youngest sister. She’s just so cute!

 Get off on the wrong foot

Unfortunately this idiom is mostly negative. If you get off on the wrong foot with someone, you started the relationship in a bad way. This could potentially rectify itself, or it could be a reason you still don’t like that person.

E.g. I definitely got off on the wrong foot with David when we had that argument about politics, but after getting to know him I’ve realised he’s actually a great guy.

 Get on with

This is an idiom that’s worked its way into our everyday vernacular, and is used very commonly by English speakers in every type of situation. If you get on with someone, it simply means you like them and you have a decent relationship with them. Of course, this can also be used in the negative to suggest you don’t like someone. We can even extend this idiom to get on like a house on fire, which means you have an incredible relationship with them!

E.g. I don’t really get on with my boyfriend’s friends, we just don’t share the same interests. I get on like a house on fire with his sister though – she’s awesome!

Relationship Idioms Quiz

Complete the sentences with the correct idiom.

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