F

Fab Four, The
Fabricating...Bombast &Stuffed Shirts see also WholeCloth...Spinning Yarns and Texts,fabrications, spinning yarnssee also Fabricating...Bombast & Stuffed Shirts and Texts, Pretexts, and Subtleties
fabulous
face the music
face to face
facilities
Facing the Music...For a Songfacts, smoking out the
fairer sex, the
faith, leap of
fallen head over heels in lovefalling off the wagon
falsehood, sanctioning (passed the bottle of smoke)
fame
fancy free
Fans...Fanatics...Zealots
fantasies (maggots in the head)farce
fashion plate
fast lanes and tracks
fastidious
fat cats see also The Cat's Pajamas and the Bees Knees,The Cat's Pajamas and the Bees Knees, Bohemian Beats and Hippies, and Raining Pet Peevesfat chance
Fat City
Fat of the Land, The
fat, chewing the
Fate...Fame...Fortune
Father Knows Best
Favel, the centaur (to curry favor)favor, to curry
fawn
Feathers in Caps...Panache & Pennants see also Birds of a Feather
fecal estuary, up the (euphemism for up the creek)
feel it the bones
feet, crow's
Fellini's character Paparazo
femme fatale (Mata Hari)
fencing and sticklers
fetus
Feuhtwanger, Antoine (frankfurter)
Fickle Finger of Fate, original reference
fiddle, fit as a
fiddler, drunk as a
fiddlesticks
Fields, Elysian (baseball)
fighting tooth and nail
filibuster
filling the bill see also Follow the Bouncing Bill
filly (euphemisms for woman) seealso Call Me Madam, Woman, and Breadstuffs, Lords, Ladies, and Duffs
final
finance
financially strapped (in low water)finders keepers losers weepers
fine
fingers and various related idiomsFinis to Deficit Finance
finish
finite
fire, the fat's in the
fire, trial by
fire-new and brand new
first water, of the see also Pour Favor, Treading Water, Watergating, Fishy Matters, and Fish to Fry
fish and chips
Fish to Fry
Fishy Matters
fist, had over
Fit as a Fiddle
flame, old
Flash in the Pan
flat-footed, caught see also City Living
flattery
flea in my ear, putting a
flea market (marché aux puces)
flea sales (tawdry)
flier, taking a see also Flying Colors
flies on you, there are no
flies, as the crow
flitch, awarding of the (bringing home the bacon)
flow, going with the
fluctuate
fluency
fluff, some (euphemisms for woman)see also Call Me Madam, Woman, and Breadstuffs, Lords, Ladies, and Duffs
fluids
flush
Flushed with Pride
flux
fly blind
Fly on the Wall at the Flea Market, Asee also Bugs and Pests and Bugs and Bogus Bogeymen
fly, let it
Fly-By-Nights
Flying Colors
focus
Follow the Bouncing Bill seealso Up to Scratch, Kicking Habits and Footing the Bill,Knee Jerk Response, Clean Bill of Health, Lavish...Extravagant...Buy it on Plastic, Stiff Necks,Bears and Bulls, and Seeing Red Carpets
Fools and Silliness
foot forward, putting best
foot in their mouth (speech impediment)
Football and Kicks see also Blitzing...Running and Tacklingand Horseplay
footing the bill see also Follow the Bouncing Bill and Lavish...Extravagant...Buy it on Plastic
footloose
footsy-wootsy, playing
for crying out loud
Forever Supreme
fortitude and comfort
fortune
Four, The Fab
four-flusher
fox (euphemisms for woman) seealso Call Me Madam, Woman, and Breadstuffs, Lords, Ladies, and Duffs
Francis Rose, Sir
franks
fray
Freed, Alan (deejay)
freedom
free-for-alls (donnybrooks)
French Fries...Chips...Couch Potatoes
friends
fries
frock, bit of (euphemisms for woman)see also Call Me Madam, Woman, and Breadstuffs, Lords, Ladies, and Duffs
From Jumbo to Humongous
fromage, le grand (big cheese)
fry
fugitives
fundamental
Funny Bones
fury (seeing red)
fuse, blow a
Fuss and Feathers, Old (Great Scott!)
fuss, kick up a (equestrian origins of phrase) see also Football and Kicks
fut balle (football)
futile
fuzz (slang for policeman)