Fly Off the Handle

Meaning of Idiom ‘Fly Off the Handle’ To fly off the handle means to lose one’s temper; to become enraged. 1Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. This idiom means the same as … Read more

Flip Someone Off

Also: Flip someone the bird Give someone the finger Give someone the bird Give someone the one-finger salute Meaning of Idiom ‘Flip Someone Off’ To flip someone off means to hold up one’s hand with the palm facing towards you and with the fist closed, raise the middle finger. The general meaning is meant to … Read more

Flavor of the Month

Also: Flavor of the week (rare) Meaning of Idiom ‘Flavor of the Month’ The flavor of the month is someone or something that suddenly becomes very popular, but only for a short time; a temporary fashion or fad. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, … Read more

Fly in the Ointment, a

Meaning Of Idiom ‘A Fly in the Ointment A fly in the ointment is a small event, circumstance, or factor that spoils an entire endeavor, circumstance, reputation, etc.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “The detective was sure that the man had been murdered in his bedroom. … Read more

Flotsam and Jetsam

Meaning of Idiom ‘Flotsam and Jetsam’ Flotsam and Jetsam means something similar to odds and ends, especially in regards to forgotten or unwanted objects. The idiom may also refer generally to garbage or anything unwanted, including people, objects, concepts, ideas, etc. Sometimes, as well, people such as the homeless, refugees, waifs, etc. are pejoratively referred … Read more

Flight of Fancy

Meaning of Flight of Fancy Idiom A flight of fancy, used as a noun, is a very imaginative but unrealistic or fantastic idea. This idiom is similar to a ‘pipe dream’ but with a greater connotation of fantasy. Whereas a pipe dream may be a practical notion that nonetheless seems impossible, a flight of fancy … Read more

Flash in the Pan, a

A flash in the pan is a common idiomatic expression which has its origins in the 16th century. Meaning of Flash in the Pan When we say something is a flash in the pan, we mean that it is a sudden success or effort that which is brief and unlikely to happen again. Usually, the expression is … Read more