carry a torch for someone

to be in love with someone, usually when they do not realize this

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • carry a torch for someone — carry a torch for (someone) old fashioned to secretly love someone who does not love you. Graeme s been carrying a torch for Linda for years …   New idioms dictionary

  • carry a torch for someone — phrase to be in love with someone, usually when they do not realize this Thesaurus: to love or like a personsynonym Main entry: carry …   Useful english dictionary

  • carry a torch for — (someone) old fashioned to secretly love someone who does not love you. Graeme s been carrying a torch for Linda for years …   New idioms dictionary

  • Carry a torch for — be still madly in love with someone despite not being in a relationship with them …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • carry a torch for — Australian Slang be still madly in love with someone despite not being in a relationship with them …   English dialects glossary

  • carry the torch — See: CARRY A TORCH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • carry the torch — See: CARRY A TORCH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • carry\ a\ torch — • carry a torch • carry the torch v. phr. 1. To show great and unchanging loyalty to a cause or a person. Although the others gave up fighting for their rights, John continued to carry the torch. 2. informal To be in love, usually without success …   Словарь американских идиом

  • carry\ the\ torch — • carry a torch • carry the torch v. phr. 1. To show great and unchanging loyalty to a cause or a person. Although the others gave up fighting for their rights, John continued to carry the torch. 2. informal To be in love, usually without success …   Словарь американских идиом

  • carry a torch — phrasal or carry the torch 1. : crusade 2. : to be in love especially without success or return : cherish a longing or a devotion she still carries a torch for him even though their engagement is broken * * * carry a torch : to continue to have… …   Useful english dictionary

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