In China, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June, but it used to be celebrated on the 8th of August. The reason is a linguistic one; the Chinese word for eight is ba, the common word for father is ba-ba – therefore the eighth day of the eighth month sounds similar to papa.
Hello and welcome to episode 140…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… the light of someone’s life
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms even when his hands are empty.
the light of someone’s life…means a much-loved person…someone who makes you happy
Our 30-year friendship makes me happy.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… the light of someone’s life
Our 30-year friendship is the light of my life.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … the light of someone’s life
His four daughters were the light of my father’s life.
Family is the light of her life.
My husband, the light of my life, thank you for 28 wonderful years.
CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?
What is the happiest memory of your father?
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Thank you for listening and the next idiom is… bring someone down a peg