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loureed4
Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2015 4:40:03 AM

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Hello,

I was wondering whether this sentence would sound idiomatic:

"Strong friendships are not torn apart by weak winds."

Thanks in advance! :)
ChristineC
Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2015 8:36:07 AM

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weak winds means petty differences
sureshot
Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2015 8:37:03 AM
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loureed4 wrote:
Hello,

I was wondering whether this sentence would sound idiomatic:

"Strong friendships are not torn apart by weak winds."

Thanks in advance! :)

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The idiomatic use is correct. If friendship, marriage, family etc is torn apart, it can no longer continue because of serious difficulties. The speaker wants to say that friendship is not affected by minor issues. The bond of friendship is quite strong to withstand such hiccups in a relationship.
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