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Fair and square: Completely fairly. ex: "He won fair and square."

Fall for (v.): Believe (in a gullible way). ex: "I'm not going to fall for that old trick."

Fall short (v.): To not be enough. ex: "His efforts fell short."

Fishy (adj.): Suspicious. ex:"There's something fishy about the way he's behaving." (Fix (n.): See "To get one's fix".



Flip out (v.): To get very upset (to the point of starting to scream, etc.); Freak out.

Flip side: Opposite/other side. ex: "The flip side of the coin", "the flip side of this argument", etc.

Folks (n.pl.): Parents. ex: "My folks live in Atlanta."

For what it's worth: This is basically like saying "I don't know whether or not this of any value, but..." ex. "For what it's worth, I never wanted things to end up like this.

Freak (n.): Strange person. (*these days it's usually negative, although some people use it to mean "someone who really enjoys sex"*)

Freebie (n.): Something you get for free, that you don't have to pay for.

Freak out (b.): To get very upset (to the point of starting to scream, etc.) ex: "When he found out she had been cheating on him, he freaked out."

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