Idiom – Bosom Friend
Bosom friend – Idiom of the Day
A close confidante/friend
History dates back to the early sixteenth and eighteenth century. There are references to the idiom being used by a poet in the sixteenth century. There are also references to the idiom “Bosom friend” being used by Richard Alfred (R.A.) Davenport in his book A Dictionary Of Biography. “Bosom Buddies” is an American version of the same.
Friend 1: Did you hear the news? The actress got arrested for drug trafficking.
Friend 2: Yeah I did.
Friend 1: Unfortunately, she had to drop out of the film. The producer who is such a nice man is going to suffer a huge loss because of her
Friend 2: Do you think so? They have been bosom friends for years.
Friend 1: Tom rushed to the hospital on hearing that Jane met with an accident. Tom is such a kind person.
Friend 2: Oh Yeah! And they are bosom friends too.
Rita: I’m planning to join the music band.
Jim: Great! But you might have to send some samples of your music. The band has to approve of it. And I think it is Oliver who controls the selection process.
Rita: Is he the red – haired guy with a beard?
Jim: Oh! Yeah.
Rita: Then no worries. He is a bosom friend of mine.
Go through the examples to understand the usage of the idiom:
1. The Prime minister and the chief secretary are bosom friends.
2.Tom and Jim who were bosom friends for years turned enemies over winning a business contract.
3.My dad is a bosom friend of the doctor.