tie the knot  結婚する

July 15, 2014 =========
☆ tie the knot  結婚する
I like this word, it’s kind of cute. 🙂 This is an informal way of saying “get married.” For example, “We tied the knot five years ago.” instead of “We got married five years ago.” I think there is a similar saying in Japanese that is like tying a knot to connect two people. Is that right? I can’t remember what it is but something about being connected to your soul mate, maybe by a red string?? If you know what I’m talking about, please let me know on Facebook!
By the way, there is another informal word, that is similar, “tie yourself in knots” which means to get confused or anxious. If you are trying to apologize to someone, but keep saying the wrong thing and getting confused about what to say next, you could use this verb. For example, “She tied herself in knots trying to apologize.” A useful word, but be careful not to get them confused!