Dating and relationship idioms
get your wires crossed or get your lines crossed If you get your wires crossed or get your lines crossed, you are mistaken about what someone else means.
NOTE: People used to say they had a crossed line when their phone call was connected wrongly and they could hear someone else’s conversation.
touch base If you touch base with someone, you contact them, often when you have not spoken to them or seen them for a long time. 6 I think they were arguing ____________ cross purposes there.
NOTE: In baseball, batters have to touch the first, second, and third bases to score a run. 7 She promised me she wouldn’t let the cat____________ of the bag. 1 true / it must be / here in black and white / because it’s 2 as you develop / keep me / the idea / in the loop 3 every week to / touch base / we meet / have lunch and 4 was moving / that the discussion /off on a tangent / I thought 5 she was doing / she asked him / on how / to keep her posted 6 paid / the office cleaner to / the newspaper reporter / spill the beans 7 the issue of / find common ground on / they managed to / rates of pay 8 going away / the family agreed that / would bring him out of his shell / to university Exercise 4 Make sentences 1 -6 less formal.
Women always say that men don't show their true colors until they get serious, but women do the same thing. [Ahh.] I mean, they promise you the moon, they make you think they're Mr. [Ahh.] Women shouldn't be completely honest in a relationship, right?
.], and just when you think you've found the one [Well . .], they drop you like a rock when something new comes along.
[Yeah.] And communicate openly before you decide to tie the knot, AND you can't give someone the cold shoulder and expect things to be all rosy.
If the cat was let out of the bag, then the trick would be exposed.