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A fair-weather friend is a person who will only be your friend when things are going well for you.
If something is a fait accompli, it is certain to happen.
You can say something or someone is a flash in the pan if they're popular or effective for a short time only.
You can say the result of something is a foregone conclusion if everyone knows what it's going to be before it happens.
If someone has to face the music, they have to accept the consequences of doing something wrong.
If people meet face to face, they meet in person in the real world.
If something was done fair and square, it was done in an honest and straightforward way, without cheating.
If you fall from grace, you do something that results in a loss of respect and support, especially among those who influence your life or career.
If you feather your own nest, you use your position or your job illegally for personal gain.
If you are feeling the pinch, you're finding it harder to survive on your income.
You can say things are few and far between when there aren't many of them around.
If you fight a losing battle, you try to do something even though it can't be done.
If you fight fire with fire in a conflict or a contest, you use the same methods or "weapons" as your opponent.
If you can fill somebody's shoes, you can replace them and do what they do.
If you're still finding your feet, you're still adjusting to a new place or a new situation.
If you're firing on all cylinders, you're functioning as well as you possibly can.
If you fly off the handle, you are so angry about something that you lose control of yourself and start screaming and shouting.
If you buy or sell something for a song, you buy or sell it at a very cheap price.
You can say "for my money" to mean the same as "in my opinion".
If something will be the way it is "for the time being", it will be that way for a limited period of time only.
If you have forty winks, you have a short sleep, or a nap.
If you feel as fresh as a daisy, you feel energetic and lively.
If you have friends in high places, you know people in powerful positions in business or government.
If you meet people from every walk of life, or from all walks of life, you meet different types of people from different levels of society.
If you do something "from now on", you do it from now until some unknown time in the future.
If you do something from time to time, you do it occasionally, but not very often.
If you are full of yourself you think you're better or more important than you really are.