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From a different angle If you look at something from a different angle, you look at it from a different point of view. From A to Z If you know something from A to Z, you know everything about it. From Missouri (USA) If someone is from Missouri, then they require clear proof before they will believe something. From pillar to post If something is going from pillar to post, it is moving around in a meaningless way, from one disaster to another. From rags to riches Someone who starts life very poor and makes a fortune goes from rags to riches. From scratch This idiom means 'from the beginning'. From soup to nuts If you do something from soup to nuts, you do it from the beginning right to the very end. From the bottom of your heart If someone does something from the bottom of their heart, then they do it with genuine emotion and feeling. From the cradle to the grave From the cradle to the grave is used to mean all of someone's life. From the get-go (USA) If something happens from the get-go, it happens from the very beginning. From the get-go If you are familiar with something from the get go, you are familiar with it from the beginning From the horse's mouth If you hear something from the horse's mouth, you hear it directly from the person concerned or responsible. From the sublime to the ridiculous If something declines considerably in quality or importance, it is said to have gone from the sublime to the ridiculous. From the word go From the word go means from the very beginning of something. From your lips to God's ears When you say this to someone, it means that you hope what they are saying will come true.("From your mouth to God's ears" is also used. Full as a tick If you are as full as a tick, you have eaten too much. Full bore If something is full bore, it involves the maximum effort or is complete and thorough. Full circle When something has come full circle, it has ended up where it started. Full Monty (UK) If something is the Full Monty, it is the real thing, not reduced in any way. Full of beans If someone's full of beans, they are very energetic. Full of hot air Someone who is full of hot air talks a lot of rubbish. Full of oneself Someone who acts in a arrogant or egotistical manner is full of himself/herself. Full of piss and vinegar Someone who's full of piss and vinegar is full of youthful energy. Full of the joys of spring If you are full of the joys of spring, you are very happy and full of energy. Full speed ahead If people do something with all their enthusiasm and energy, they go full speed ahead. Full swing If a something is in full swing, it is going or doing well. Full throttle If you do something full throttle, you do it with as much speed and energy as you can. Fullness of time If something happens in the fullness of time, it will happen when the time is right and appropriate. Funny bone Your funny bone is the part of your elbow that the ulnar nerve runs along, which can cause numbness and a strange feeling if it is knocked. Fur coat and no knickers Someone with airs and graces, but no real class is fur coat and no knickers. Fuzzy thinking Thinking or ideas that do not agree with the facts or information available If you have a question about idioms, ask us about it in our . If you know of an idiom that you would like to be listed here, please use our online form to Idioms Discussion Forum suggest an idiom. Members Get More
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