Phrases, Cliches, Expressions, Sayings

Our database is made from Phrases, Idioms and Sayings that are in common use in English. Basically that includes anything that most people will have heard before and will recognise the meaning of.

  • The many thousands of phrases that are used every day in colloquial speech, like the whole nine yards, go for it and kiss and make up.


  • Cockney Rhyming Slang like apples and pears and currant bun.


  • The list is long and comprehensive and currently contains more than 1,000 entries. We continuously add new phrases as they become known and as a subscriber you will also have the option of sending them to us.

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    This is the largest collection of Phrases beginning with F.



  • The face that launched a thousand ships

  • Face The Music

  • Face The Music : 2

  • Fair and Square

  • Fair Play

  • Fair to Middling

  • Fait Accompli

  • Faith Will Move Mountains

  • Fall From Grace

  • Fall Guy

  • Fall off the back of a lorry

  • Fall on your sword

  • Famous for fifteen minutes

  • Fancy Free

  • Fancy-Pants

  • Far be it from me

  • Far From The Madding Crowd

  • Farmers

  • Fashion Victim

  • Play Fast and Loose

  • Fat City

  • Living Off the fat of the land

  • A fate worse than death

  • A Feather in one's cap

  • Feather in your cap

  • Feeding Frenzy

  • Fellow Traveller

  • The Female of the species is more deadly than the male

  • Fiddling while Rome burns

  • Fie, foh, fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman

  • Field Day

  • Fifteen Minutes of Fame

  • Fifth Beatle

  • Fifth Column

  • Fight Fire with Fire

  • Fight Fire with Fire : 2

  • Fight The Good Fight

  • Filthy Rich

  • Finagle's Law ( or ) Murphy's Law

  • Find The Pony

  • As fine as frog's hair

  • Finger-Lickin' Good

  • All Fingers and Thumbs

  • First Rate

  • Of The First Water

  • First World

  • Fish or cut bait

  • Fish or cut bait : 2

  • A fish out of water

  • Fit as a butcher's dog

  • Fit as a fiddle

  • Fit as a fiddle : 2

  • Fit to be tied

  • Fits and Starts

  • Flag Something Down

  • Flash in the pan

  • Flash in the pan : 2

  • Flat Out

  • Flavor of the month

  • Flesh and Blood

  • The floozie in the jacuzzi

  • Flotsam and Jetsam

  • Flotsam and Jetsam : 2

  • Fly By the seat of one's pants

  • A fly in the ointment

  • Fly in the face of

  • Fly Off the handle

  • Fly Off the handle : 2

  • Fly on The Wall

  • Flying by the seat of your pants

  • Flying Colours

  • Foam at The Mouth

  • Fob Off

  • Fools' Gold

  • A Fool's Paradise

  • Fools rush in where angels fear to tread

  • Foot in The Door

  • Foot The Bill

  • For crying out loud

  • For ever and a day

  • For every thing there is a season

  • For Keeps

  • For The Birds

  • For The Birds : 2

  • For The Love of Pete

  • For Whom The Bell Tolls

  • Forbidden Fruit

  • Forgive them for they know not what they do

  • A Foregone Conclusion

  • Foul Play

  • Four by Two

  • Four corners of the earth

  • Frailty, Thy Name is Woman

  • Friday Afternoon Car

  • A Friend in need is a friend indeed

  • Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears

  • Frog in one's throat

  • A Frog in one's throat : 2

  • From sea to shining sea

  • From Soup to Nuts

  • From Stem to Stern

  • From Strength to Strength

  • Fruit of Your Loins

  • Fuddy-Duddy

  • Full as a tick

  • Full of Piss and Vinegar

  • The Full Monty

  • Full Tilt

  • Funny Farm

  • Fuzzy Wuzzy

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