In English, bridges are a common image used to represent relationships between people. In this episode, Andrew and Morag explain two expression that are useful for talking about relationships: it’s water under the bridge and to burn your bridges.
The world is full of interesting little coincidences. For example, the first recorded use of the saying “water under the bridge” is from an 1858 novel by Julia Kavanagh called Adèle. Then, more than 150 years later, in 2015, the English singer Adele put out a single called Water Under the Bridge!
Expressions included in the learning materials
- Water under the bridge
- To burn your bridges
- To move on
- There’s no going back
Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free and Step On by Jahzzar.