Below you can find useful expressions of Relationships. I recommend you to practise them by writing your own sentences (you can send me your phrases by a private message).
To get on like a house on fire – If two people get on like a house on fire, they like each other very much and become friends very quickly:
I was worried that they wouldn’t like each other but in fact they’re getting on like a house on fire.
To get on someone’s nerves – to annoy someone a lot:
Stop singing. You’re getting on my nerves.
To put a strain on – to burden or overload someone or something.:
The epidemic put a strain on the resources of the hospital.
To put somebody / something down – to make someone or something appear foolish or unimportant:
One critic put the author down by saying she wrote like a teenager, but in fact, she is an experienced lawyer.
To have it in for somebody – to be determined to harm or criticize someone:
She’s always had it in for me.
To have a rocky relationship – a rocky situation or relationship is unstable and full of difficulties:
They had gone through some rocky times together when Ann was first married…
To turn sour – to be unsuccessful, or to not develop in a satisfactory way:
The relationship turned sour over a financial dispute.
To turn your back on someone / something – to ignore someone or something:
He said the nation had turned its back on the poor for many years.
To take to someone / something – to like something or someone:
We took to our new neighbors very quickly.
The children have really taken to tennis.
To look up to somebody – to admire and respect someone:
The son looks up to his father.
To look down on someone – to feel that someone is less important than you or does not deserve respect:
Home owners often look down on plumbers.
To take a dislike to somebody – If you take a dislike to someone or something, you decide that you do not like them:
I took a violent dislike to him.
He may suddenly take a dislike to foods that he’s previously enjoyed.
To keep yourself to yourself – If you keep yourself to yourself, you stay on your own most of the time and do not mix socially with other people:
He was a quiet man who kept himself to himself.