When they reach the age of 25, everyone feels under pressure to tie the knot.
Tying The knot: Burberry designer Christopher Bailey is set to marry his boyfriend of three years, Simon Woods.
There is something irrevocable-feeling about couples tying the knot on the steps of the county courthouse.
Multiply that by two, and you get an idea of what happens when two guys consider tying the knot.
The actress (and singer) tied the knot with actor Jamie Bell in California on October 30th, Us Weekly reports.
The Hajji said: 'I have untied as knot in my head-handkerchief which will be more to us than a thousand.'
"I have something to tell you," he says, cutting the Gordian knot at a clean stroke.
You would get hold of the end and unwind it, just as I bite off this knot.
The knot of spectators around the table watched with bated breath.
At night before going to bed take one of your garters and tie it in a knot and hang it on the bed-post above your head.
Old English cnotta "intertwining of ropes, cords, etc.," from Proto-Germanic *knuttan- (cf. Low German knütte, Old Frisian knotta "knot," Dutch knot, Old High German knoto, German Knoten, perhaps also Old Norse knutr "knot, knob"). Figurative sense of "difficult problem" was in Old English (cf. Gordian knot). Symbolic of the bond of wedlock, early 13c. As an ornament of dress, first attested c.1400. Meaning "thickened part or protuberance on tissue of a plant" is from late 14c. The nautical unit of measure (1630s) is from the practice of attaching knotted string to the log line. The ship's speed can be measured by the number of knots that play out while the sand glass is running.
The distance between the knots on the log-line should contain 1/120 of a mile, supposing the glass to run exactly half a minute. [Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa, "A Voyage to South America" 1760]
"to tie in a knot," mid-15c., from knot (n.). Related: Knotted (late 12c.), knotting.
A compact intersection of interlaced material, as of cord, ribbon, or rope.
A protuberant growth or swelling in a tissue, such as a gland.