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American Slang/Idioms starting with F
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."
ex:"There's something fishy about the way he's behaving."
: See "To get one's fix".
Flip out (v.)
: To get very upset (to the point of starting to scream, etc.); Freak out.
: Opposite/other side.
ex: "The flip side of the coin", "the flip side of this argument", etc.
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.
: Strange person. (*these days it's usually negative, although some people use it to mean "someone who really enjoys sex"*)
: 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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