Friends are the family you choose

Idiom

Friends are the family you choose

Definition

This idiom is generally used to express the idea that friendships can be just as strong and meaningful as family relationships.

Examples

My friends are the family I choose

Friends are like family, but you get to choose them

Origin

The origin of this idiom is unknown, but it has been used in many different languages and cultures for centuries.

FAQs

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