Idioms beginning with F
Meaning: The phrase is used to refer to something that spans a human lifetime.
Example: He was a difficult man; from the cradle to the grave, he was constantly angry or upset. Read on
Meaning: to not be strong enough to handle a situation.
Example: This movie is not for those who are faint of heart. You better go to bed right now. Read on
Meaning: to disregard or ignore.
Meaning: to perform an inconsequential task or act irresponsibly in the midst of a disastrous event.
Meaning: portray yourself like the person you always wanted to become
Meaning: If you say that you are feathering your own nest, you mean that you are working so hard to gather resources (money) to live a comfortable life in the future.
Example: John is so much concerned about helping others instead of feathering his own nest. Read on
Meaning: argue jealously and violently all the time
Example: The married couple fought like cat and dog the entire time they were together. Read on
Meaning: to feel sad or depressed
Example: Yesterday I felt blue, and nothing seemed to cheer me up. Read on
Meaning: To lose one's temper and get angry for seemingly no reason (does not usually refer to situations that would warrant an emotional response).
Example: I was so happy to find a parking spot and get out of the store when Jim came flying off the handle and yelled at me in front of everyone in line. Read on
Meaning: make a bad situation even worse
Example: The president's racist comments are really going to fan the flames of hatred among the crowd. Read on