||a friend who leaves when I have problems, one who does
not stand by me
||Simon is looking for a loyal friend, not a fair-weather friend.
||create the parts you forget, fudge it, make up
||If he forgets the words, he fakes it. He thinks of new words.
||(See a lot of folderol)
|fall apart (at the seams)
||be unable to cope or manage, come unglued
||After his wife died, he fell apart. He lost interest in everything.
||begin to sleep, drop off
||Don't fall asleep while we're in church. It's embarrassing.
||be unable to run as fast, drop behind
||You will fall behind in your work if you miss a week of school.
|fall between the cracks
||(See fall through the cracks)
|fall between two stools
||not clearly one type or the other, neither fish nor fowl
||This vehicle is part bike and part car. It falls between two stools.
|fall flat on my face
||fail completely, embarrass myself, blow it, make a mistake
||If I tried to speak Polish, I would fall flat on my face! You would
laugh at my poor Polish!
||begin to love, fall in love with
||When I was in Grade 8, I fell for Miss Kramer. She was beautiful.