||having no money, out of cash
||By the end of my first term at university, I was flat broke.
||as fast as possible, pedal to the metal
||Scott was driving flat out most of the way - over 180 km per hour.
||policeman, a constable who walks the streets
||Ted is a flatfoot in Regina. He works for Regina City Police.
||(See caught flatfooted)
||a person whose emotions do not change
||The doctor is a flatliner. His face shows no joy, no sorrow.
|flattery will get you nowhere
||saying nice things will not help you, kiss the blarney stone
||When I complimented Anna on her hair, she said, "Thanks, but flattery will get you nowhere."
||(See a fleeting glance)
||add information, make complete
||Here's the outline, Pat. You can flesh it out later.
|Fletcherize your food
||chew your food many times, chew your food until it is easy to digest
||"Here, Fletcherize this." "Yuk, your pancakes are as tough as leather!"
|flew the coop
||departed, left home
||Brian flew the coop last night. He packed a suitcase and left.