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11 English Idioms about FRIENDSHIP

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Has anyone ever told you that your best friend and you are like two peas in a pod? Or that you are on the same page? If you want to know the meanings of these “friendship” idioms, as well as some others, you are in the right place. Here are 11 English idioms about friendship.

  • Get on like a house on fire
  • Be on the same page
  • A shoulder to cry on
  • To hit it off (with somebody)
  • Close-knit
  • See eye to eye with someone
  • Speak the same language
  • Through thick and thin
  • Like two peas in a pod
  • As thick as thieves
  • Build bridges

Get on like a house on fire

Meaning: If you say that two people get on like a house on fire, it means that they like each other a lot and that they become friends very quickly.

Examples:

I’ve never thought the two of them would become friends. Since they’re both crazy about football, they got on like a house on fire.

After our excursion to Greece, we got on like a house on fire.

Be on the same page

Meaning: When people think and feel the same about some matter.

Examples:

Before we start the meeting, I’d like to make sure we’re all on the same page regarding the contract, so we don’t have to discuss it anymore.

My husband and I are usually on the same page regarding our children’s school issues.

A shoulder to cry on

Meaning: refers to a friendly person who is ready to listen and give you support.

Examples:

After her husband left her, she needed a shoulder to cry on.

Whenever Sara is depressed, she sees me as a shoulder to cry on.

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11 English idioms about Friendship

Hit it off

Meaning: to be on friendly terms with somebody as soon as you meet them.

Examples:

Knowing both of them very well, I knew they were going to hit it off.

Tom and Paul have so much in common. No wonder they hit it off immediately.

Close-knit

Meaning: a group of closely linked people who support each other.

Examples:

The government in that country tends to employ people from a close-knit group of families.

The famous musician said that she belongs to a close-knit community where they all get on well with each other.

See eye to eye 

Meaning: if you see eye to eye with someone, you agree with them or have the same opinion of something.

Examples:

My wife and I have never been able to see eye to eye about finances.

My new workmate and I see eye to eye on most things, which is great!

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11 English idioms about Friendship

Speak the same language

Meaning: refers to people who have similar opinions on some issues, so they communicate easily.

Examples:

There were too many disagreements in their marriage. They didn’t speak the same language, that’s why they got divorced.

You have to speak the same language as your business associates if you want to be successful.

Through thick and thin

Meaning: if you stay with someone through thick and thin, you stay with them despite difficulties and hard times.

Examples:

Megan has always been there for me through thick and thin. She’s my best friend.

I’m grateful to my parents. They’ve supported me through thick and thin.

Like two peas in a pod

Meaning: when two people are similar in their character or appearance.

Examples:

These two girls are like two peas in a pod. Are you sure they aren’t twins?

That couple is inseparable. They’re like two peas in a pod.

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11 English idioms about Friendship

As thick as thieves

Meaning: refers to very close friends.

Fiona and Mary tell each other everything. They’re as thick as thieves.

They didn’t like each other at first, but they are now as thick as thieves. They don’t go anywhere without each other.

Build bridges

Meaning: if you build bridges, then you promote friendly relations between people.

Examples:

English is a common language that helps build bridges between people and countries all around the world.

Michael helped them build bridges when they first met.

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