Idioms Beginning With: 'F'
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A frog strangler is a very heavy downpour of rain.
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.
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.
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
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.
If something is full bore, it involves the maximum effort or is complete and thorough.
When something has come full circle, it has ended up where it started.
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.
If a something is in full swing, it is going or doing well.
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.
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.
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