In our series of ‘Important Idioms, Phrases & Phrasal Verbs’, today we are sharing the important idioms, phrases as well as phrasal verbs which start with the letter ‘F’. Go through this post and understand the meaning, Hindi meaning as well as usage of the following important idioms, phrases & phrasal verb to score well in English Section of the exams.
Important Idioms, Phrases & Phrasal Verb with Letter ‘F’
1. Face down (someone)
Meaning – to confront someone boldly, to defeat someone or something that is opposing you by being brave and strong
Meaning (Hindi) – मजबूत होकर पराजित करना
Example – The Prime Minister decided to face down his critics by his good work.
2. Face the music
Meaning – to accept the consequences of something
Meaning (Hindi) – परिणामों को स्वीकार करना
Example – You must face the music for your bad deeds soon.
3.Fair crack of the whip
Meaning – an equal chance to do something.
Meaning (Hindi) – बराबर अवसर होना
Example – Reservation in government jobs is not good as all the candidates deserve a fair crack of the whip.
4. Fair and square
Meaning – completely fair, honestly
Meaning (Hindi) – पूरी तरह से निष्पक्ष
Example – The teacher got impressed by the fair and square dealing of the class monitor.
5. Fair to middling
Meaning – a little better than acceptable, so-so
Meaning (Hindi) – स्वीकार्य से थोड़ा बेहतर
Example – The food of the restaurant was not very good but it was fair to middling.
6. Fair-weather friend
Meaning – – a person who is a friend only during good times
Meaning (Hindi) – अच्छे वक्त का साथी
Example – You cannot rely on fair weather friends when you need help at the time of crisis.
7. Far and wide
Meaning – everywhere, in all directions
Meaning (Hindi) – हर जगह, सभी दिशाओं में
Example – The girl looked far and wide for the desired book but she couldn’t find it.
8. Far out
Meaning – to be strange
Meaning (Hindi) – अजीब होना
Example – The dreams of my sister are far out to be understood by others.
9. Farm (something) out or farm out (something)
Meaning – to have someone else do something, to send something away to have it done
Meaning (Hindi) – जिम्मा सौंपना, ठेके पर देना
Example – The organization decided to farm out the designing work to freelancers in order to get it done fast.
10. Fat chance
Meaning – little or no possibility, almost no chance
Meaning (Hindi) – कोई संभावना नहीं होना
Example – Going on a picnic is a fat chance as my mother never allows me to go outside with friends.
11.Fat of the land
Meaning – the best of everything (without having to work for it)
Meaning (Hindi) – सबसे अच्छा
Example – My father has worked hard to provide me fat of the land.
12.Feast one’s eyes on (someone or something)
Meaning – to look at someone or something with pleasure
Meaning (Hindi) – ख़ुशी से कुछ देखना
Example – The old lady feasted her eyes on the beautiful craft created by her granddaughter.
13. Feed (someone) a line
Meaning – – to deceive someone
Meaning (Hindi) – धोखा देना
Example – The con man tried to feed a line to the old lady but failed.
14. Feel dragged out
Meaning – to feel exhausted
Meaning (Hindi) – थका हुआ महसूस करना
Example -: When I returned from the long trip, I felt completely dragged out.
15. Feet of clay
Meaning – a hidden or unexpected fault or weakness that a respected or powerful person has
Meaning (Hindi) – कमजोरी
Example -: The secretary is aware of the feet of clay of the manager.
16. Find it in one’s heart to (do something)
Meaning – to have the compassion or courage to do something
Meaning (Hindi) – कुछ करने के लिए करुणा या साहस होना
Example -: The mother could not find it in her heart to tell the little girl about the dead cat.
17. Fizzle out
Meaning – to fail after a good start, to end in failure
Meaning (Hindi) – अच्छी शुरूआत के बाद विफल होना
Example -: The company did very well in starting but fizzled out after 2 years.
18. From hand to mouth
Meaning – a miserable existence
Meaning (Hindi) – किसी तरह गुजारा करना
Example -: It is very important for the government to do something for poor people so they do not have to live from hand to mouth.
19. Firing on all cylinders
Meaning – to be working and making every possible effort
Meaning (Hindi) – हर संभव प्रयास करना
Example -: The doctors were firing on all cylinders to save the life of the patient.
20.Faff about/Faff Around
Meaning – To waste time; spend time idly.
Meaning (Hindi) – समय व्यर्थ खर्च करना
Example -: If you want to clear the exam then stop faffing about right now.
21. Face up to
Meaning – acknowledge something embarrassing; accept an unpleasant reality
Meaning (Hindi) – अप्रिय वास्तविकता का सामना होना
Example -: The Actresses find it difficult to face up to the fact that they are getting old.
22. Ferret out
Meaning –To discover something after searching.
Meaning (Hindi) – पता लगाना
Example – The police is trying hard to ferret out the criminals behind the bank robbery case.
23. Fritter away
Meaning – To waste or squander time or money.
Meaning (Hindi) – समय या पैसा बर्बाद करना
Example – It is not wise to fritter away hard earned money on useless things.
24. Flake Out
Meaning – To fall asleep from exhaustion.
Meaning (Hindi) – थकावट से सोना
Example – As the day was full of work, the boy flaked out as soon as he reached home.
Word of the day: Fall
25. Fall back on
Meaning – begin to use something held in reserve
Meaning (Hindi) – सहारा लेना
Example – You must have enough savings to fall back on at the time of crisis.
26. Fall back
Meaning – Retreat (especially in the case of an army), move or turn back
Meaning (Hindi) – वापसी होना
Example – Keeping in mind the critical situation, the chief minister ordered the police officer to fall back to a safer location
27. Fall behind
Meaning – go slower than planned
Meaning (Hindi) – योजना से धीमे होना
Example – If you do not pratice well, you will fall behind other players.
28. Fall off
Meaning – decrease
Meaning (Hindi) – घटना
Example – With the introduction of the new schemes, unemployment has fallen off.
29. Fall out with
Meaning – have an argument with
Meaning (Hindi) – बहस होना
Example – The student fell out with his teacher over poor performance in the test.
30. Fall Apart
Meaning – Break into pieces, disorganized or unable to work effectively
Meaning (Hindi) – अलग – थलग, बिखर जाना
Example – The neighbouring countries have tried everything to stop their relationship falling apart.
31. Fall Head over heals
Meaning – to fall down, perhaps turning over or rolling.
Meaning (Hindi) – पूरी तरह से गिरना
Example – The blind man fell head over heels on the road.
32. Fall Through
Meaning – To fail, to be unsuccessful, to come to nothing.
Meaning (Hindi) – असफल होना
Example – Their plan to go on a picnic fell through because it rained.
33. Fall Down / Fall Over
Meaning – to fail to meet expectations or requirements
Meaning (Hindi) – उम्मीदों पर खरा न उतरना
Example – The newly launched product of the big company fell down because there were no good reviews.
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