Idioms beginning with F

fight tooth and nail

Meaning: to fight very fiercely

Example: I want this job so I'm going to fight tooth and nail for it. Read on

fair and square

Meaning: done according to the rules

Example: The supporters for the other team were angry but we won the game fair and square. Read on

for a while

Meaning: a short period of time

Example: I will be able to sit with you for a while, but I need to get home soon. Read on

from the bottom of my heart

Meaning: with sincere and deep feeling

Example: I am really happy with the new job and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Read on

walking on air

Meaning: to be very happy (elated)

Example: I have been walking on air since I found out that I have been awarded a scholarship to study music. Read on

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

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love me, love my dog

Meaning: to accept someone unconditionally

Example: My parents share a very straightforward relationship, it is like love me, love my dog. They accept each other exactly the way they are in person. Read on

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