Idioms and Phrases starting with “F”

By Naveen Singh|Updated : January 28th, 2019

Dear gradians,

Today we are posting Idioms & Phrases beginning with “F”. we hope you liked the previous articles. Here’s a small task for you guys post idioms and phrases which you come across that has not been covered here and ask for sentences from others. This would boost your prep and make this more interesting and interactive. So here is a list of Idioms and Phrases with F:

Important Idioms and Phrases starting with “F”

Idioms and Phrases



For Good

Forever or permanently

I am leaving for good this time

Few and Far between

Rare or seldom

He grew up at a time when jobs were few and far between.

Fancy Price

Very high price

I have paid a fancy price for this ordinary pen.

Flog a dead horse

To focus on something that is no longer of any relevance

He is still flogging a dead horse over the decade-old issue.

Fish out of water

One who does not feel comfortable in a new environment

In the company old men, I felt like a fish out of water.

Fool's paradise

In a state of delusion or false hope

If you think you will pass, you are in a fool's paradise

Forty winks

A brief sleep

one likes to enjoy forty winks in summer.

Fresh blood

New members of an organization who have fresh ideas, skills etc.

we're going to need some fresh blood if we want to remain a viable company in today's market.

Fight tooth and nail

To fight, compete or battle with great intensity

we try tooth and nail to clear the written Exam.

Friend at court

An ally or benefactor

At the time of my brother's appointment, I found in Ram a friend at court.

Face the music

To experience negative repercussions of one’s action or words

He was part of an illegal racing gang and had to face the music when they were busted

Feather in one’s cap

achievement in one’s name.

One does not get chances to add a feather in their cap too often. So, the opportunity to do so should be utilized well.

Feel under the weather

to be ill or feel ill

She has just returned from her vacation but is feeling under the weather and has a sore throat and running nose.

Fit as a fiddle

Very fit and healthy

The team had partied late into the night, but on match day, each of them was as fit as a fiddle.

Freudian Slip

A speaker's unintentional mistake revealing his true thoughts

He meant to say, “I'm glad you're here,” but what came out was a Freudian slip: “I'm mad you're here.

Also check:

Important Idioms and Phrases for CDS Exam


All the best

Team BYJU'S Exam Prep


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