English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions
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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
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