- A traditional phrase said upon acceptance of marriage.
2003, Joanne Kimes; Sanford A. Tisherman, Pregnancy Sucks: What to Do when Your Miracle Makes you Miserable, →ISBN, page 101:
- They'd been pushing for me to get pregnant ever since I said "I do." And now that I was, do you think they were happy? No way.
2008, Mary Holmes, Gender and Everyday Life, →ISBN, page 75:
- When she said ‘I do’ at the altar she was deemed to have made herself sexually available to her husband whenever he might wish.
- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see I, do.