· Idiom

Bên cạnh Bảng các Keywords mà các em bắt buộc phải nhớ trong IELTS Reading, cùng với list các danh từ không đếm được mà các em thường rất dễ sai trong IELTS Listening và Reading. Idiom là những câu/cụm từ được người bản xứ thường xuyên sử dụng trong giao tiếp hằng ngày. Idiom là những câu/cụm từ được người bản xứ thường xuyên sử dụng trong giao tiếp hằng ngày. Sau đây, IELTS TUTOR hướng dẫn từ A đến Z tất tần tật idioms bắt đầu bằng chữ F thường gặp nhất trong IELTS SPEAKING, cũng như các kì thi tiếng anh như THI ĐẠI HỌC MÔN TIẾNG ANH và THI HỌC SINH GIỎI môn tiếng anh.

Face the Music 

Meaning: To accept judgment or punishment (nhận phạt, nhận chỉ trích)

Example: I told you not to try to sneak in, and now that you've been caught, you're just going to have to face the music.

Fall for Something

Meaning: believe something without reservation (tin vào điều gì vô điều kiện)

Example: Surely, you don't expect me to fall for that! She fell for the excuse I gave her about getting stuck in traffic.

Fall for someone

Meaning: Start feeling love towards somebody (yêu ai đó)

Example: I fell for her in a big way. She's gorgeous! Ted fell for Alice and they decided to get married.

Fall Prey to

Meaning: Be victimized by; be harmed by; be vulnerable to (bị hại)

Example: Many major cities have fallen prey to terrorist activity in recent months.

Fancy that!

Meaning: Dùng khi thể hiện sự ngạc nhiên về việc gì đó

Example: A: "Did you hear that Ed won that major award?" B: "Really? Fancy that!"


Meaning: Tending to adopt new styles quickly (theo trend nhanh chóng)

Example: Did you see Susan’s new dress today? She’s always so fashion-forward!

Fat Cat

Meaning: A highly placed, well-paid executive (người có vị trí cao và thành công)

Example: The voters were tired of all the fat cats running for political office. They wanted someone who understood the plight of the middle class.

Fed Up With

Meaning: Refusing to tolerate something any further; out of patience (chán ghét, bực tức, buồn chán)

Example: My wife is fed up with our car, but we just can't afford a new one.

Feel Like a Million Dollars

Meaning: To feel exceptionally attractive or in very robust health. (cảm thấy bản thân thu hút và giàu có)

Example: Wow, I feel like a million dollars in this new suit!

Feel On Top of The World

Meaning: To feel very happy (vui mừng như trên đỉnh thế giới)

Example: Cathy has been feeling on top of the world ever since she got that big promotion at work.

Fight Like Cat and Dog

Meaning: Continually arguing with each other (tranh cãi không ngừng)

Example: Those two fight like cat and dog, so please don't put them together on the project.

Find One’s Voice

Meaning: Become more confident in expressing oneself (tìm thấy điểm mạnh, thể hiện tốt khả năng)

Example: I think this is your best story yet, Betsy—you've really found your voice as a writer.

Find Your Feet

Meaning: To adjust to a new place or situation (thích nghi)

Example: It took a while, but I've finally found my feet in my job.


Meaning: Blame; a situation within a group where each member attempts to blame others (đổ lỗi cho nhau)

Example: I’m not going to get into finger-pointing because the sales campaign failed. The lesson is that we need to work better as a team.

Fish Out of Water

Meaning: A person who is in unfamiliar, confusing surroundings (cảm thấy lạ lẫm, mới mẻ với xung quanh)

Example: When Carla transferred to a new school, she felt like a fish out of water because she didn't know anyone there.

Flat Broke

Meaning: Having no money at all (vô sản)

Example: I get paid next week, so can we go out to dinner then? I'm just flat broke right now.

Flesh and Blood

Meaning: Blood relatives, close relatives (mối quan hệ máu mủ)

Example: You're my own flesh and blood - how you could you steal my story idea?

Fly High

Meaning: Be very successful, especially temporarily (thành công)

Example: Look at all the money we raised our charity has really been flying high.

Follow In Someone’s

Footsteps (Tracks)

Meaning: Follow the example laid down by someone else; supplant (nối nghiệp, học theo)

Example: My father was an engineer, and I plan to follow in his footsteps and study engineering in college.

Follow Your Heart

Meaning: Rely on one’s deeper feelings and instincts when making a decision (theo đuổi ước mơ/ con tim)

Example: I know I was making a lot of money at that job, but it was so unfulfilling. In the end, I had to follow my heart and pursue a career as an actor.

Food for Thought

Meaning: Something that makes you think carefully (khiến bạn phải suy nghĩ cẩn thận)

Example: That meeting really gave me food for thought—I might invest in their company after all.

For Xyz Reasons

Meaning: For multiple reasons, not worth specifying individually (vì nhiều lí do)

Example: Many people don't like country music for XYZ reasons, but I've always really enjoyed it.

Freak Out

Meaning: A wildly irrational reaction or spell of behavior (phát hoảng, phát giận)

Example: Mom will freak out when she finds out we broke her vase!

From Pillar to Post

Meaning: From one place to another, in a forced, random way (phong bạt từ đây sang kia)

Example: We've been going from pillar to post for the past five years. Can't we finally settle down here?

From Scratch

Meaning: From individual ingredients, not using a prepared mix (nguyên liệu thô sơ ban đầu)

Example: She doesn't have time to make cupcakes from scratch, so I'm sure they're from a box.

From Soup to Nuts

Meaning: Everything; from beginning to end (mọi thứ, từ đầu đến cuối)

Example: OK, let's go over the plan again, from soup to nuts.

From the Bottom of One’s Heart

Meaning: Sincerely and with deep feeling (từ tận đáy lòng)

Example: She thanked him from the bottom of her heart.

Full of the Joys of Spring

Meaning: Very happy, enthusiastic and full of energy (vui mừng, tràn đầy sức khỏe)

Example: I was full of the joys of spring when I found out that I'd gotten an A on my hardest exam.

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