Definition of lead someone to the altar in US English:

lead someone to the altar

phrase

  • Marry.

    • ‘But it was their impromptu meeting at a Caribbean Cup match at the Arima Velodrome in 1997 which eventually led them to the altar on January 2, 1999.’
    • ‘Then, a few scenes later, we see him smiling through his tears as he leads her to the altar.’
    • ‘He put the ring on her finger, then stood up and took her hand and lead her to the altar, which was actually the podium.’
    • ‘Having done this, they were led to the altar, made oblations there, and ‘returned to themselves.’’
    • ‘If true love is all we have to lead us to the altar, then marriage is surely a dying tradition.’
    be married to, get married to, marry, be wed to, take as one's husband, take as one's wife, lead to the altar
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