Meaning of tie the knot in English:

tie the knot


  • Get married.

    • ‘The couple - who each have been married twice before - tied the knot 11 years ago in a register office.’
    • ‘The couple were married for 42 years - tying the knot when Sylvia was 17 and John was 18.’
    • ‘She said more and more couples were heading to Scotland to get married since Madonna and Ritchie tied the knot at Skibo castle in the Highlands in 2000.’
    • ‘They tied the knot soon afterwards and have been happily married for 16 years.’
    • ‘There was a rise of nearly 5% in the number of weddings in 2003 with 267,700 couples tying the knot in England and Wales according the Office of National Statistics.’
    • ‘When we met we had both already been married and we had a whirlwind romance of just six weeks before tying the knot.’
    • ‘It's easy to see why my mother fell in love with him when she was just 17, and married him - despite her own mother's misgivings - a year later, eloping to Scotland and tying the knot in secret.’
    • ‘He is 10 years older than me and has been married twice before, both times to women who turned out NOT to be nice people and about whom he had misgivings even before tying the knot.’
    • ‘Cohabitors still had a higher divorce rate and a higher level of discontent in their married life compared to couples who'd been living separately before tying the knot.’
    • ‘If you're planning on tying the knot, be prepared for the marriage tax penalty.’