– Adjectival Phrases – Letter F –
(to be) Chocked-Full – This is an phrasal adjective which that something is so incredible full that there is no way that one could fit anymore of whatever is in that (place/thing/etc.)… “Every time I go to the cinema, the place is completely *chocked full* of idiots who can’t seem to understand that NO ONE wants to hear your phone’s stupid ringtone!!!”
(to have) Cold Feet – This is an idiomatic adjectival phrase which is usually used to describe someone who is about to get married but then suddenly gets very frightened about it right before the wedding. However, this can also be used to talk about getting nervous about any big decision right before it happens (like in business.)… “We thought the deal was going along smoothly without any problems, but the investors got *cold feet*, so now we have to go back and meet with them again to ease their minds about everything.” –
- (to be) Fed Up (with someone/something) – This is an Idiomatic and Prepositional Adjectival Phrase which can also be used as an Interjection – used to say that one has had too much of a certain un-desirable situation and will no longer tolerate it (although this is still usually ab bit of an exaggeration.) “Fed” is the past tense of “feed”. If someone feeds a person to the point that that person’s stomach is “filled up” then there is no more room for anymore… In addition, when a person’s stomach is completely filled (or over-filled) then it becomes hard to breath and that person is very un-comfortable. This can cause the person to be very upset. similarly, when a person is fed up with something, they are usually not very happy about it.
Fifty-Fifty (50/50) – This is an adjective phrase which represents an equal 50% x 50% measurement of whatever it is describing. Usually used with the word “chance” or to say how something will be divided… “There is about a *fifty-fifty* chance of success or failure.” – “As equal partners we will not only divide the work equally, but we will also split all the earnings *50/50*.”
(to be) Full of Anger – See: Phrasal Adjectives – Letter “A”, for “Anger”
- I Will Never Forget It – This is an Adjectival Interjection which is used to express – about something which was spoken about – to say that it was such a memorable event of experience, that one will (as the phrase clearly states) “will never forget it”.
(to have) Itchy Feet – This is an idiomatic adjectival phrase which is used to describe someone who is very eager to go travel and explore… “He had such *itchy feet* for most of his life, that as soon as he turned 18, he left home and travelled the world for almost ten years before finally settling down a bit.” –
- (to) Raise A Few Eyebrows – This is an Idiomatic Adjectival Phrase which is used to describe the result of the actions or words of another when met with dis-approval. This phrase comes from the expression on some peoples’ faces when they see or hear something that they think is questionable or just plain weird…
(to be) Tight-Fisted – This is an idiomatic adjectival phrase which is used to describe a person who, for whatever reason, is very dis-inclined to spend any money or dispense with some resource. This phrase is often used by people who do not comprehend the reasons for the other person’s dis-inclination, and so they say this as a derogatory statement about the person as a way of saying that he or she is somehow being “greedy”… However, many people have very good reasons for not wanting to spend money. And in a time of financial uncertainty, it is considered to be a wise decision to be *tight-fisted*.
(to be) Two-Faced – This is an idiomatic adjectival phrase which is used to describe a person who presents one “face” to one person and then another “face” to another. A perfect example is a person who pretends to be a friend but then when not in one’s presence that person talks to others as if he or she certainly was NOT a friend.