At a royal wedding, it is customary for the royal bridesmaids and pageboys to be the young children of family and friends. During the wedding procession, the children walk behind the bride carrying the veil and the flowers.
Traditionally American wedding parties include a flower girl. A flower girl is a young girl who scatters flower petals down the aisle during the wedding procession. She symbolically leads the bride forward, from childhood to adulthood and from innocence to her roles of wife and mother.
Hello and welcome to episode 117… of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… an ivory tower
an ivory tower … if you describe someone as living in an ivory tower, they have no knowledge or experience of the practical problems of everyday life… to want to avoid the ordinary and unpleasant things that happen in people’s lives
Whoever wrote this article has no knowledge or experience of everyday life.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… an ivory tower
Whoever wrote this article lives in an ivory tower.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … an ivory tower
If you climbed down from your ivory tower, you would see homelessness is everywhere
Politicians need to come down from their ivory towers and talk to real people with real problems.
You are living in an ivory tower if you believe that everyone has clean drinking water.
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commonly used in academic settings such as colleges or universities
The professor retired after 30 years in the ivory tower.