, 1、for the love of God
An oath of shock, exasperation, annoyance, frustration, or anger.
e.g. For the love of God, I didn't even see that car coming!
e.g. Would you let me finish my story, for the love of God?
e.g. Oh for the love of God, I just had the car fixed and now you’ve put a dent in it!
2、love me, love my dog
If you love someone, you should accept everything and everyone that the person loves.
A: I wish you’d keep your dog out of the house when I come over.
B: Love me, love my dog.
e.g. Most of Alice's friends didn’t like her sister, but they accepted her because Alice insisted, "Love me, love my dog.”
3、love begets love
If you behave lovingly to other people, they will behave lovingly to you.
Child: I hate Tammy! She’s always mean to me.
Father: If you're nicer to her, maybe she'll change her ways. Love begets love.
a method of helping someone to change their behaviour by treating them in a very severe way
e.g. Learning from mistakes in Egypt, it should use tough love to encourage better governance.
5、lord love a duck!
My goodness! (An exclamation of surprise.)
e.g. Lord love a duck! How that rain is coming down!
e.g. Lord love a duck! Did you see that cat chasing that dog?
6、for love or money
Under any circumstances. Usually used in negative sentences
e.g. I would not do that for love or money.
a relationship of any kind that involves both devotion and hatred.
e.g. Since then, I have a love-hate relationship with her.
e.g. Most people admit to having a love-hate relationship with the TV.
8、head over heels in love (with someone)
very much in love with someone.
e.g. John is head over heels in love with Mary.
e.g. They are head over heels in love with each other.
9、love-tooth in the head
A constant need or yearning for love.
A: "Stacey always seems to have a boyfriend.”
B: "I know, she really has a love-tooth in the head!"
mild infatuation; infatuation as in a crush. (Used especially of adolescent relationships.)
e.g. Is it really love or just puppy love?
e.g. Look at them together. It may be puppy love, but it looks wonderful.