German Idioms and Tongue Twisters with the letter F

Following on from last month’s blog post about German Idioms and Tongue Twisters with the letter E, here are those with the letter F:

Einen Frosch im Hals haben
To have difficulty in speaking because your throat feels dry and you want to cough

Wo sich Fuchs und Hase gute Nacht sagen.
In the middle of nowhere. See also German idiom – wo sich Fuchs und Hase gute Nacht sagen

Eine Fliege machen
To run off quickly

Farbe bekennen
To come clean

sein Fett weghaben
get what’s coming to you

ins Fettnäpfchen treten
to put one’s foot in it

in alter Frische
all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

And some extra idioms that are not in the video:

Ich bin fix und fertig!
I’m shattered!

Futsch ist futsch!
What’s gone is gone!

Now it’s your turn to try these tongue twisters. How fast can you say them?

Wenn hinter Fliegen Fliegen fliegen, fliegen Fliegen Fliegen nach.

Fischers Fritze fischt frische Fische. Frische Fische fischt Fischers Fritze.

If you wish, you can watch the video and see how Steven copes with pronouncing the idioms and working out what they mean.

Or you can listen to it on Spotify

Alternatively, you can think of ways to use these idioms in your German speaking or writing.

Do you know any German idioms with the letter F that I could have added to this list? And which idiom is your favourite?

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