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'To tie the knot' vs To knot the tie :) #1 (permalink) Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:13 am   'To tie the knot' vs To knot the tie :)
 

Hi

I know the meaning of to tie the knot. At least, in BrE :)

My question is:

Can I say 'to knot the tie'? :) and how would you understand that?
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Meaning of "To tie the knot" #2 (permalink) Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:34 am   Meaning of "To tie the knot"
 

To me it would only mean 'to finish tying one's necktie'.
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Meaning of "To tie the knot" #3 (permalink) Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:35 am   Meaning of "To tie the knot"
 

Hi Tamara,

Knot the tie? I would suggest it means tie a knot in a tie, is it (k)not?

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Meaning of "To tie the knot" #4 (permalink) Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:21 am   Meaning of "To tie the knot"
 

Thanks.
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(to) tie the knot; another meaning #5 (permalink) Sun Oct 29, 2006 19:50 pm   (to) tie the knot; another meaning
 

In North America, "tie the knot" also means get married, so "to tie the knot" also means to get married.

He's only 19. Do you really think he's ready to tie the knot?
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'To tie the knot' vs To knot the tie :) #6 (permalink) Sun Oct 29, 2006 19:54 pm   'To tie the knot' vs To knot the tie :)
 

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Hmm... Exactly the same as in the UK... :) :D

Tamara wrote:
I know the meaning of to tie the knot. At least, in BrE :)
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Thanks for your response, canadian45.
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'To tie the knot' vs To knot the tie :) #7 (permalink) Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:56 am   'To tie the knot' vs To knot the tie :)
 

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