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Bent on a Splice

What Does "Bent on a Splice" Mean?

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"Bent on a splice" is an English idiom. It means "old nautical slang for getting married."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "bent on a splice" used in a sentence:
  • I heard John's bent on a splice; he's proposed to Mary.
  • They've been together for years; when are they going to be bent on a splice?
  • The sailor returned from the sea, bent on a splice with his longtime love.
meaning for bent on a splice

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Bent on a Splice" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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