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I always found him in a jubilant mood in spite of the fact that he had e very troublesome incident in his life.

The fans were jubilant at/about/over their team's victory.

Feeling or expressing great happiness, especially because of a success:


Ihope you'll consider me a friend and not just an acquaintance.

He gradually lost contact with all his old acquaintances.

Professor Stevens is a professional acquaintance of mine - shall I introduce you to him?

I made acquaintance with a girl at my age.

a person that you have met but do not know well.


In societies with stronger family bonds , people tend to live longer.

The bonds of friendship

There has been a close bond between them ever since she saveh him from drowning.

Bond: a close conncetion joining 2 or more people.


Existing ties of Pen friends are slack.

Slack: not tight, loose.


Me and my close friends see eye-to-eye on most things so we rarely fall out with each other.

See eye-to-eye on : to agree on a subject

To fall out with: to a have disagreement and stop being friends.


We struck up a relationship at college.

Strike up a relationship:
To begin a friendship.


My most friendships go back years to when we were at school.

To Go back years:
To have known someone for a long time.


It's easy to drift apart from your friends when you fall in love but I think both partners should try not to lose touch with their friends.

Drift apart: to become less close to someone.


We fell for eachother after we got to know eachother.

To Fall for: to fall in love.


If you fall head over heels in love plans that you have had in your life about job and education can easily be forgotten.

To fall head over heels in love:to start to love someone a lot.


We got to know eachother at university

Get to know: to begin to know someone.


I didn't really hit it off with his friends.

Jake and Sue hit it off immediately.

Hit it off: to quickly become good friends with.


At first we were just good friends

To be just good friends: to not be romantically involved.


Although we are both ready, he hasn't popped the quiestion yet!

To pop the question: to ask someone to marry you


Eventually I'd like to settle down and have a family, but not yet.

Settle down:
to start living in a place where you intend to stay for a long time, usually with your partner.


We are really well-matched in our interests.

To be well-matched:
To be similar to


Before tying the knot , you have to decide which major you wanna study in

To Tie the knot:
To get married


He has always taken for granted, which is the main reason why they split up.

One of the problems with relationships is that after a while you just take each other for granted.

Take sth or sb for granted:
If you take situations or people for granted, you do not realize or show that you are grateful for how much you get from them, fail to appreciate the value of sb or sth.


She's nice, but I don't feel I can confide in her.

Confide in sb:
to share your feelings and secrets with someone because you trust them not to tell other people


Susan is a bad influence , she always brings out the worst in me.

Bring out the best/worst in someone:
Cause sb to behave in the best/worst manner.


We can't get along with maryam, who plays Mr.know it all wvery time someone raises a question as if we asked for his opinion.

Mr know it all:
Someone who acts as if she / he knows everything.


Tom no longer smoked since his wife was pregnant.

No longer: not anymore


We keey you in the loop if we have any update about the contract.

Keep someone in the loop:
Keep someone informed about something.


My sister is my father's splitting image.

Splitting image:
A person who bears a strong physical resemblance to another


She is my long-lost cousin whom I haven't seen for ages.

Long-lost cousin:
Friend you haven't met for a long time.


I can use my best mate as a sounding board when I have problems.

A sounding board: a good person to talk to


Obviously my siblings are my own flesh and blood so I love them very much.

Own flesh and blood: family, relative


He was befriended by an old lady.

Befriend: V : to be friendly towards someone


It's quite easy to bump into someone from another counrty.

Bump into: meet


It is possible to make somebody's acquaintance online.

Make somebody's acquaintance: get to know somebody