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    Question Looking for an idiom...

    Hi,

    Is there any idiom to refer to a situation when Sb helps Sb marry? Say, one is not that willing to, or hasn't got to think of getting married yet, and their parents, or a friend of them decide to do Sth for them. (to give you a clue I'm giving you what we use in Persian...maybe it helps me get my idea across...:"To roll up your sleeves for Sb!"

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    Re: Looking for an idiom...

    I'd appreciate it if the idioms were mainly used in British English. (either formal or informal ones)...thanks again...

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    Re: Looking for an idiom...

    How about matchmaker or pander/pandar, though the latter can have negative connotations.

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    Re: Looking for an idiom...

    Or if you want a verb, 'to marry someone off': 'Mrs Bennet wanted to marry off all her daughters' (although Jane Austen probably wouldn't have used the idiom - she'd proably have written something like 'see her daugthers settled')

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    Re: Looking for an idiom...

    Many thanks to the respectable posters...

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