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SSC CGL : Idioms and phrases beginning with F

SSC CGL : Idioms and phrases beginning with F

SSC CGL : Idioms and phrases beginning with F

SSC CGL : Idioms and phrases beginning with F

  1. Fabricated excuse A total lie which is made-up to get out of trouble.
  2. Fabian policy Intentional slow policy/ policy of delaying decisions.
  3. Face reality Face the facts.
  4. Face the challenge Meet the confrontation with confidence and courage in order to overcome it.
  5. Face the consequences Accept and pay the penalty for what you have done.
  6. Face the music Face the consequences and pay the penalty for what you have done.
  7. Face your fears Meet your fears head-on and don’t run away from them.
  8. Face-to-face Being right in front of another person looking him straight in the face.
  9. Facts of life The realities of life the way it really is.
  10. Fail to see Cannot understand or comprehend.
  11. Faint-hearted Weak-hearted.
  12. Fair and square Honest and upright.
  13. Fair or foul Good or evil.
  14. Fair sex Women
  15. Fair to middling Average or a bit better.
  16. Fair weather friends Friends who are there only in good times.
  17. Fall all over yourself Make a show of doing whatever it takes to appear friendly and please others.
  18. Fall back on To keep something in reserve for when it is needed in case of emergency.
  19. Fall by the wayside Stray away from the path and not continue going on ahead like the others.
  20. Fall flat Fail to entertain; fail to please.
  21. Fall flat on your face Failed miserably in an attempt.
  22. Fall for a line Believe a lie
  23. Fall for it Be taken-in by a trick.
  24. Fall guy The person who  takes the blame when something goes wrong.
  25. Fall in with Begin associating with or become friends with wrong
  26. Fall into step Come into line and follow the expectations of others.
  27. Fall on deaf ears With no one listening to what is said or suggested.
  28. Fall on hard times Go from having enough money to being poor and almost penniless.
  29. Fall out with someone Have a disagreement and no longer be friends.
  30. Fall prey to Become a victim to.
  31. Fall through Fail to materialize or to succeed as planned.
  32. Fallen on hard times Lost all one’s money
  33. Falling apart The feeling that everything is going to pieces psychologically.
  34. Falling star A sign of good luck.
  35. Falling to pieces Breaking apart due to pressure.
  36. False alarm An alarm that is based on a false report.
  37. False modesty Pretending to be humble and unassuming when you are really not.
  38. False move Do something wrong that will put you in trouble.
  39. False pride Pride based on a false evaluation of self.
  40. Fan the flame To aggravate/To make worse.
  41. Fancy free With  no ties and totally free to do whatever one wishes.
  42. Fancy price At any cost/ at demanded price.
  43. Fancy that Just imagine that.
  44. Far cry from Nowhere near the intended expectation.
  45. Far-fetched Hard to believe because it is so fanciful.
  46. Far-sighted Making predictions and plans for the future.
  47. Fate worse than death Something that  happens that you would consider to be worse than death.
  48. Father figure Someone we look up to as a father and role model.
  49. Fathom the depths Look into the depths of your mind.
  50. Feast or famine Either too much or too little.
  51. Feather in the cap Additional success.
  52. Feather your nest Get and set aside money for the future.
  53. Fed-up with Bored with.
  54. Feeble excuse Weak explanation as justification
  55. Feeble-minded Weak in the brain.
  56. Feed to the wolves Allow a person to be open to attack from his enemies.
  57. Feel it in your bones Know something intuitively or through some sixth sense.
  58. Feel like a million Feeling really great.
  59. Feel no remorse Without any sense of guilt, shame or regret.
  60. Feel out of place Having a sense that one does not belong in a certain group or location.
  61. Feel sorry for someone Feel pity for someone.
  62. Feel the pinch Suffering from lack of money in an economically-tight situation.
  63. Feel up to it Strong and able and willing and motivated to something.
  64. Feel used Have the feeling that someone has taken advantage of you or your help.
  65. Feeling crushed Feeling hurt, let down.
  66. Feeling edgy Feeling touchy, oversensitive.
  67. Feeling let-down Feeling disappointed in someone you trusted.
  68. Feeling mellow Feeling in a fully calm.
  69. Feeling out-of-sorts Feeling ill or unwell
  70. Feeling under the weather Not feeling well
  71. Few and far between Very rarely found.
  72. Fickleness of fate Unpredictability of fortune.
  73. Fidget about Move nervously and restlessly without being able to keep still.
  74. Fierce temper Violent, ferocious disposition.
  75. Fight for your rights Stand up and demand and defend your human, civil rights.
  76. Fight to the finish To fight to the end.
  77. Fight it out Contest the issue until both sides are either satisfied or too worn-out to fight.
  78. Fight shy of  To attempt to avoid a thing or person.
  79. Fight tooth and nail Fight with all might.
  80. Fighting a losing battle Trying to accomplish the impossible; trying ineffectively to change things.
  81. Figment of the imagination An illusion that exists only in a person’s mind and is only imaginary.
  82. Fill-in for someone Take someone’s place temporarily.
  83. Filthy rich Having too much money
  84. Final straw One final insult or injury
  85. Financial crunch Feeling  financial pressure.
  86. Find fault with Look for mistakes to to criticize.
  87. Find out about Inquire
  88. Find your calling Become aware of your purpose in life.
  89. Fine and dandy Really good
  90. Finger in the pie Taking part if an illegal deed.
  91. Finger-pointing Laying blame on someone.
  92. Fired-up All excited and enthusiastic and ready to go.
  93. Firm resolve Strong determination.
  94. First come first served One who arrives first gets served first.
  95. First impression The impression we make when we first see somebody.
  96. First indication of First sign or symptom to appear.
  97. First things first Follow priorities.
  98. First-hand experience Personal experience that can only be gotten by undergoing it oneself.
  99. Fishing for compliments Saying things in such a way that people reply by saying good things about you.
  100. Fish in troubled waters To take advantage of the problems of others.
  101. Fish out of water Out of one’s usual and comfortable place.
  102. Fit in with To feel like one belong to a group of people.
  103. Fit-to-burst About to explode in anger.
  104. Fit to hold a candle to Match for, equal in quality,an equal match.
  105. Fixed for life With enough money and security so one doesn’t have to worry for the rest life.
  106. Flash in the pan Something that became successful quickly and is unlikely to be repeated.
  107. Flesh and blood Human nature or physical existence, together with its weaknesses.
  108. Flog a dead horse To waste one’s energy.
  109. Fly in the face of To defy.
  110. Fly in the ointment A slight unpleasant thing that obstruct the enjoyment of something.
  111. Fly into a passion To be enraged
  112. Fool’s errand Fruitless mission or undertaking.
  113. Fool’s paradise A state of being happy for foolish or unfounded reasons.
  114. Foot the bill Bear expenses
  115. For good For ever.
  116. For the rainy day Precaution for emergency or for days of financial crisis.
  117. Forty winks A nap/A short sleep.
  118. Foul Play Treachery/Cheating.
  119. French leave Leave without information.
  120. Fringe benefits An additional benefit apart from salary.
  121. From the bottom of one’s heart Very sincerely/Whole heartedly.
  122. From hand to mouth Providing only bare essentials

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