Idioms beginning with F

fast food

Meaning: food that is tasty but has less or no nutritional value is referred to as fast food

Example: Nina loves French fries and other fast food. Read on

fair-weather friend

Meaning: used to refer a friend who is not reliable in difficult times

Example: Simran is looking for a loyal friend, not a fair-weather friend. Read on

first light

Meaning: the time when the light begins to appear in the morning

Example: The search for the missing children will continue at first light. Read on

free spirit

Meaning: a person who freely lives a life of his own way

Example: His wife is a free spirit, she does not believe in the work that we do. Read on

forty winks

Meaning: sleep for a while, mostly during the day

Example: The bank manager caught the security guard while taking forty winks on duty. Read on

famous last words

Meaning: a comment or a prophecy that is expected to be proved incorrect

Example: I was thinking that I will not have dinner today. Famous last words, I am very hungry. Read on

for a song

Meaning: incredibly inexpensive

Example: She bought those lovely shoes at a flea market for a song. Read on

fall from grace

Meaning: to lose status, respect or prestige

Example: The Economic and Finance minister's fall from grace gave her detractors great satisfaction. Read on

fat chance

Meaning: when there is little or no chance of something happening

Example: Did you really think that he would show up to work the day after a long weekend? Fat chance! Read on

figure out

Meaning: to solve something by using reasoning

Example: It doesn't matter how long it takes. I am going to figure out this math problem. Read on

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banana republic

Meaning: a small, poor country with a weak, corrupt or dishonest government

Example: If the current Prime Minister wins the election again, nobody can save our country from becoming a banana republic. Read on

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