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Tie the knot

To tie the knot means to get married. The origin of the phrase tie the knot is obscure, it is assumed that it refers to a custom or customs in antiquity in which couples were tied together in ceremony to signify their bond. Today, the knot tied in marriage is a figurative one,  and sometimes a literal one in handfasting ceremonies. The idea of tying the knot dates from at least the 1200s, and probably earlier. Related terms are ties the knot, tied the knot, tying the knot.


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This week, more than 30 people crammed into his tiny room at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, to watch the pair tie the knot. (The Daily Mail)

Kaya Scodelario and Benjamin Walker tie the knot in romantic holiday wedding (The Sun)

Walker, 33, who recently appeared in In the Heart of the Sea, and Maze Runner star Scodelario, 23, tied the knot over the Christmas holiday after just over a year of dating. (People Magazine)

Recent reports claimed that actor Asin is tying the knot with Rahul on January 23. (The Hindustan Times)

The hotel heiress tied the knot on January 7 with fiance Nishant, who is based abroad, according to sources. (The Economic Times)

The former reality TV star of course said yes to her model beau and they tied the knot six months later. (The MIrror)

After two Indian cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Dinesh Karthik marriage, Rohit Sharma is another Indian cricketer to tie the knot this year. (The Daily Times)

Bejoy Nambiar who is currently busy promoting ‘Wazir’ starring Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar and Aditi Rao Hydari is all set to tie the knot today with long time girlfriend Sheetal Menon. (The Asian Age)

 

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