Love Idioms

Love is a universal language that has been expressed in countless ways throughout history. One of the most interesting and unique ways that love is expressed is through idioms. This piece will explore the fascinating world of love idioms. We will examine the origins and meanings of some of the most common love idioms in the English language

List of Love Idioms and Sayings in English

  • Be head over heels (in love)
  • Fall in love with somebody
  • (Fall for Something) Hook, Line, and Sinker
  • (To Think that Someone) Hung the Moon
  • Be an item
  • Be lovey – dovey
  • Blind date
  • Blinded by love
  • Break up/ Split up (With Somebody)
  • Carry a Torch (for)
  • Have the hots for somebody
  • Kiss and make up
  • Love at first sight
  • Love rat
  • Main Squeeze
  • Match made in heaven
  • May-December Marriage
  • No love lost between
  • Old Flame
  • Puppy Love
  • Tie the knot
  • To be smitten with someone
  • To be someone’s one and only
  • To fancy someone (British English)
  • To have a crush on someone
  • To love someone with all of one’s heart and soul
  • Under Someone’s Spell
  • Whisper Sweet Nothings (in Someone’s Ear)

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35+Useful LOVE Idioms, Sayings & Phrases with Examples

Idioms about Love with Meaning and Examples

List of romantic idioms and expressions in English with meaning and example sentences.

Love Idioms and Phrases

(Fall for Something) Hook, Line, and Sinker

  • Meaning: To describe someone who has fallen completely and deeply in love with someone or something.
  • Example: “When I met Sarah, I fell for her hook, line, and sinker. I knew she was the one for me.”

(To Think that Someone) Hung the Moon

  • Meaning: Someone who thinks very highly of another person. It implies that the person being described is so important that they could hang the moon in the sky.
  • Example: “My grandfather thinks the world of my grandmother. He thinks she hung the moon.”

Note: This is often used in romantic contexts.

Love Idioms and Phrases (B)

List of love phrases and sayings that start with B.

Be head over heels (in love)

  • Meaning: Someone who is completely and deeply in love with someone.
  • Example: “Ever since I met John, I’ve been head over heels in love with him.”

Be lovey-dovey

  • Meaning:  a couple who are very affectionate with each other. They are always hugging, kissing, and holding hands.
  • Example: “Whenever we go out, my friends always tease us for being so lovey-dovey.”

Blind date

  • Meaning: to describe a date between two people who have never met before. It is called a blind date because the two people do not know what each other looks like.
  • Example: “My friend set me up on a blind date with her cousin. I was nervous because I had never met him before.”

Blinded by love

  • Meaning: Someone who is so in love that they cannot see the faults or flaws of the person they are in love with.
  • Example: “Jenny was blinded by love. She couldn’t see that her boyfriend was cheating on her.”

Break up/ Split up (With Somebody)

  • Meaning: To describe the end of a romantic relationship between two people.
  • Example: “After five years of dating, Tom and Sarah decided to break up. It was a difficult decision, but they both knew it was for the best.”

Love Idioms and Phrases (C, H)

List of love phrases and sayings that start with C and H.

Carry a Torch (for)

  • Meaning: Someone who still has feelings for someone they used to be in a relationship with.
  • Example: “Even though they broke up years ago, John still carries a torch for his ex-girlfriend.”

Have the hots for somebody

  • Meaning: Someone who is attracted to another person.
  • Example: “Ever since I met Maria, I’ve had the hots for her. I can’t stop thinking about her.”

Love Idioms and Phrases (K, F)

List of love phrases and sayings that start with K and F.

Kiss and make up

  • Meaning: The act of resolving a disagreement or argument with someone and making peace.
  • Example: “After a big fight, Tom and Sarah decided to kiss and make up. They didn’t want their argument to ruin their relationship.”

Fall in love with somebody

  • Meaning: The act of falling in love with someone.
  • Example: “When I met my wife, I fell in love with her instantly. I knew she was the one for me.”

Love Idioms and Phrases (L)

List of love phrases and sayings that start with L.

Love at first sight

  • Meaning: Falling in love with someone the moment you see them.
  • Example: “When I saw Maria for the first time, it was love at first sight. I knew I had to meet her.”

Love rat

  • Meaning: A person who is unfaithful in a romantic relationship.
  • Example: “I found out that my boyfriend was cheating on me with his ex-girlfriend. He’s such a love rat.”

Love Idioms and Phrases (M)

List of love phrases and sayings that start with M.

Main Squeeze

  • Meaning: Someone’s primary romantic partner.
  • Example: “Maria is my main squeeze. I love her more than anything.”

Match made in heaven

  • Meaning: A couple who are perfect for each other.
  • Example: “Tom and Sarah are a match made in heaven. They complement each other perfectly.”

May-December Marriage

  • Meaning: A marriage between two people with a significant age difference.
  • Example: “My grandparents have a May-December marriage. My grandfather is much older than my grandmother.”

Love Idioms and Phrases (N, O, P)

List of love phrases and sayings that start with N, O and P.

No love lost between

  • Meaning: Two people have a mutual dislike for each other.
  • Example: “There’s no love lost between my ex-husband and me.”

Old Flame

  • Meaning: Refers to a former romantic partner.
  • Example: “I ran into my old flame at the grocery store yesterday.”

Puppy Love

  • Meaning: Refers to a young person’s first experience with romantic love.
  • Example: “My daughter is experiencing puppy love with her classmate.”

Love Idioms and Phrases (T)

List of love phrases and sayings that start with T.

Tie the knot

  • Meaning: To get married.
  • Example: “My boyfriend and I are planning to tie the knot next year.”

To be smitten with someone

  • Meaning: To be completely enamored with someone.
  • Example: “I’m absolutely smitten with my new girlfriend.”

To be someone’s one and only

  • Meaning: To be the only person that someone loves romantically.
  • Example: “My husband is my one and only.”

To fancy someone (British English)

  • Meaning: To be attracted to someone.
  • Example: “I fancy that guy who works at the coffee shop.”

To have a crush on someone

  • Meaning: To have a temporary infatuation with someone.
  • Example: “My daughter has a crush on her teacher.”

To love someone with all of one’s heart and soul

  • Meaning: To love someone deeply and completely.
  • Example: “I love my wife with all of my heart and soul.”

Love Idioms and Phrases (U, W)

List of love phrases and sayings that start with U and W.

Under Someone’s Spell

  • Meaning: Be completely captivated by someone.
  • Example: “I’m under my boyfriend’s spell – I can’t stop thinking about him.”

Whisper Sweet Nothings (in Someone’s Ear)

  • Meaning: Speak sweet, romantic words to someone.
  • Example: “My husband whispered sweet nothings in my ear during our romantic dinner.”