white marriage


white marriage
   a marriage in which the parties do not copulate
   The traditional virginal colour, so often seen inappropriately in the bridal gown, remains appropriate here:
    I don't think there's much sex in poor Tom. What's known as a white marriage. (Burgess, 1980)

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