Idioms: a fifth wheel -- a fool and his money are soon parted

a fifth wheel a useless object, an unnecessary device The team already had two guards, so I felt like a fifth wheel.
a fighting chance a fair chance, a good chance If I can get a job interview, I'll have a fighting chance.
a fill-up a full tank of gasoline, fill her up We got a fill-up before we left Winnipeg. The truck needed gas.
a fine line a close relationship, not much difference Sometimes there is a fine line between love and lust.
a fine-toothed comb a careful search, a search for a detail She read the file carefully - went over it with a fine-toothed comb.
a firm hand a person who will discipline people The students in Grade 8 need a teacher with a firm hand.
a flash in the pan a person who does superior work at first I'm looking for a steady worker, not a flash in the pan.
a fleeting glance a very brief look, a quick glance A fleeting glance from Marilyn would make his heart beat wildly.
a fly on the wall able to hear and see what a fly would see and hear I'd like to be a fly on the wall in the Judge's chambers.
a fool and his money are soon parted a fool will spend all his money quickly; easy come, easy go After he had spent his fortune, he remembered this saying: A fool and his money are soon parted.
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