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Sweet Nothings

The phrase 'Sweet Nothings' means: Romantic things that people who are in love say to each other.

Example of use: Joffrey kept leaning across the table, whispering sweet nothings in her ear.

Interesting fact about Sweet Nothings

The earliest known written example illustrating the origin of the term “sweet nothings” was found in the London magazine Belgravia in a poem by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Dated 1776, the poem included a stanza that read “As low he bend o’er her he loves so dear, to whisper some sweet nothing in her ear.”