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Here are some love idioms via Idioma Extra in honor of Valentine’s Day tomorrow!

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Love Idioms

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, dictionary.com has compiled a list of love-related idioms. Here are a few, but there are more on the page!

Fancy– This mostly British way of expressing admiration entered English in the mid-1500s.Fancy implies a strong liking for another person, though it’s not as loaded with emotions as the word love. Speakers use the word like to represent this same feeling in American English.

Sweet nothings– In the process of flirtingsweet nothings are often whispered. In the late 1500s nothings was used to describe something trivial that was spoken, often to a lover. Soft nothings could be uttered in intimate conversation. Since the turn of the 20th century, the preferred phrase has been sweet nothings. This preference is reflected in popular song names; there are no fewer than seven songs with “sweet nothing(s)” in…

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