Idioms beginning with F
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Meaning: poor leadership leads to the decline of an organization.
Example: The company was bound to be closed sooner or later, considering the kind of managers that they had hired. A fish rots from the head down, after all. Read more ➺
Meaning: extremely rich.
Example: To be filthy rich means that you can choose and buy whatever you want; window shopping is for the less fortunate. Read more ➺
Meaning: embarrassing or tactless action or remark.
Example: Jenny realized she had committed a faux pas when the guest of honor left in a huff. Read more ➺
Meaning: something that spoils a pleasant or enjoyable experience.
Example: The fly in the ointment was that the proposal still needed board approval. Read more ➺
Meaning: to see or listen to something without being noticed.
Example: Even though Janice was not invited to the wedding, she decided to be a fly on the wall. Read more ➺
Meaning: meeting or seeing someone in person.
Example: We need to have a face-to-face meeting in order to sort out this issue. Read more ➺
Meaning: to be extremely afraid or frightened.
Example: A shadow appeared in the doorway and scared me to death. Read more ➺
Meaning: have a flaw or weakness most people are unaware of.
Example: Despite his success in business, it was later revealed that the CEO had feet of clay when it came to personal ethics. Read more ➺
Meaning: an idea or subject to think about.
Example: The manager's meeting today has given me a lot of food for thought about whether I want to continue working for this company. Read more ➺
Meaning: succeed with a first step.
Example: Mary was so excited to get her foot in the door with her new internship. Read more ➺