In the UK, The Royal Marriages Act of 1772 requires that all royal family members must have consent from Queen Elizabeth in order to marry. The law was changed in 2013, and now only the six people closest to the throne need the queen’s permission.
A man asking a woman’s father for her hand in marriage become popular in America in the 19th century. A 2015 survey reported that 77% of men asked for either the bride’s father or both parent’s permission before proposing.
Hello and welcome to episode 115… of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… a double-edged sword
Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements. ~Queen Elizabeth II
a double-edged sword …something that causes both advantages and problems…something that has good and bad results…it has both an advantage and disadvantage
Being famous is both a blessing and a curse.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… a double-edged sword
Being famous is a double-edged sword.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … a double-edged sword
Some people consider wealth a double-edged sword.
His arrogance was a double-edged sword. He was successful at work, but his friends disliked being around him.
Sharing on Facebook at times can be a two-edged sword.
a two edged-sword is an alternative to a double-edged sword
sword is used as a NOUN in the idiom… a double-edged sword
a sword is a weapon with a long metal blade that has a sharp point and edge
The museum has a large display of medieval swords.
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a two-edged sword
sword | /ˈsoɚd / | NOUN
a weapon with a long metal blade that has a sharp point and edge