10 English Phrases for Describing Relationships

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2016年10月17日
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Best of friends –
You are best of friends with someone when you are extremely close and friendly with that person.
Example - John is best of friends with Patricia.

Not on speaking terms –
When you are angry or upset with someone and no longer talk to that person it means that you are not on speaking terms with that person.
Example - I am not on speaking terms with Adam.

Friends with benefits-
Two friends who share a sexual relationship without any emotional bonding are known as friends with benefits.
Example - Many people these days have friends with benefits.

Inseparable –
People who are inseparable have a very close relationship and spend most of their time together.
Example - Aaron and Sam are inseparable these days.

Intimate –
A very close personal relationship especially a sexual one.
Example - She shares a very intimate relationship with Peter.

Platonic –
A very friendly and affectionate relationship not involving sex.
Example - Their relationships is purely platonic.

Bromantic –
Very close friendship between two straight men.
Example - Adam and Tom are absolutely bromantic.

Illicit –
A relationship which is not accepted by the law or the people.
Example - She has an illicit relationship with a married man.

It's complicated –
This relationship status can be used for the people who are very confused about their type of relationship they share. May be it is a long distance relationship or may be its a very brittle relationship then it can be described as complicated.
Example - My relationship with Shane is complicated.

One way relationship –
When one person puts everything and try to make that relationship work however the other person is least interested then it is considered to be a one way relationship.
Example - I hate these one way relationships, it just upsets me too much to see only one person putting in all the efforts.