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A woman on her wedding day or just before and after the event.‘the bride and groom left early last night’
newly-wed, honeymoonerView synonyms
- ‘It's interesting, Antonia, because brides and grooms are so much more pragmatic these days.’
- ‘Therefore, parents take it upon themselves to choose the brides and grooms for their children.’
- ‘Like all brides, Meredith was having seconds thoughts.’
- ‘I've heard of self-absorbed brides and grooms, but this is a whole new level.’
- ‘The only two people whose opinions should matter are that of the bride and the groom.’
- ‘The bride and groom fed each other cake, and the recipe for the cake was given to Lily.’
- ‘True to her spirited image, the bride proposed to the groom as he sped around a track in California.’
- ‘Traditional Japanese brides wear three wedding robes - a white kimono, a coloured kimono, and a white dress and veil.’
- ‘In the presence of family and friends, the grooms kissed their brides with love and tenderness.’
- ‘With the brides and grooms gone the suits played some dance music and the crowd started dancing.’
- ‘Vulnerability to domestic violence may be encountered as daughters, sisters, brides, and wives.’
- ‘Remember that the bride and groom are going to be the guests of honor at this party.’
- ‘The bride and groom may wish to give the timeless gift of crystal, in the form of a clock or vase.’
- ‘Now there's a girl who knows how to dress for an event without stealing the bride's thunder.’
- ‘The chair is for the bride to sit and the groom to remove the bride's garter from her leg.’
- ‘The Celtics have many superstitions and traditions surrounding weddings and brides in particular.’
- ‘How do I prevent the all too familiar pre-wedding bloating experienced by so many brides on their wedding day?’
- ‘The second part of the ceremony is performed by the bride and groom.’
- ‘Danish brides and grooms used to confound the evil spirits by cross-dressing.’
- ‘The wedding ceremony can include the gift of a coin from the groom to the bride to acknowledge this role.’
like a bride's nightie
informal Very quickly.‘first sign of a better offer and they are off like a bride's nightie’
- ‘There's the dismal frame rate, which is up and down like a bride's nightie.’
- ‘After being released from his contract, he was off like a bride's nightie.’
- ‘She's up and down like a bride's nightie, pacing the corridor.’
- ‘The future of their reunion has been up and down like a bride's nightie.’
- ‘One look at his bank balance, and the restrictive covenants came off quicker than a bride's nightie.’
- ‘If the car was parked on a hill and there no friction between tyres and ground, the damn thing would be off like a bride's nightie.’
Old English brȳd, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bruid and German Braut.
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