||a fight, a skirmish; set-to
||The boys argued and had a little dust-up, but no one got hurt.
|a fair shake
||a fair deal, a just settlement
||The insurance company gave us a fair shake - paid all our damages.
|a falling out
||a disagreement, a break in friendship
||Guy and Jean had a falling out. They argued about religion.
|a false move
||a wrong move, a threatening action
||A man with a gun said, "If you make a false move, you're dead."
|a far cry
||not similar, very different
||This is good sherry, but it's a far cry from the amontillado.
|a faraway look
||the eyes show thoughts of a distant place or friend
||When I mention horses, you get a faraway look in your eyes.
|a fart in a windstorm
||an act that has no effect, an unimportant event
||A letter to the editor of a paper is like a fart in a windstorm.
|a fat lip
||a hit on the lip, an injured lip
||Stop bothering her or I'll give you a fat lip. I'll hit you.
|a feather in your cap
||an honor, a credit to you, chalk one up for you
||Because you are Karen's teacher, her award is a feather in your cap.
|a few bricks short of a full load
||not sensible or logical, not all there
||When Moe began eating bugs, we knew he was a few bricks short.