WordReference English Collocations © 2020
foolⓘMost examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
- a [crazy, naïve, damn] fool
- I felt (like) a [real, complete] fool
- only a fool would [think, believe]
- [plays, acts] the fool
- don't be a fool!
- who is the fool that [forgot, broke, decided to]
- that damn fool [husband, brother] of yours
- am a fool for [love, romance]
- am just a fool (who is) in love
- any fool could [do, finish, make]
- I pity the fool that has to (do it)
- tried to make a fool of her
- he's nobody's fool
- she is no fool
- UK: played an April Fool on [my mom, his teacher]
- UK: April Fool!
- April Fools!
- April Fools' Day
- an April Fools' (Day) [trick, prank, joke]
- is on a fool's errand
- a fool-proof plan
- this plan is fool-proof
- fool [him, the customer, the police]
- fool him into [thinking, buying, believing, paying, giving, accepting]
- fooled into [thinking]
- fooled them by [saying, making, going, hinting]
- don't fool yourself
- you [can't, cannot] fool me
- [cannot, could not, will not] be fooled
- won't get fooled [again, by]
- you are being fooled
- fool around with [her, the neighbor's wife, his secretary]
- fooling around with [the computer, your phone, TV channels]
- you could have fooled me!
- fool me [once, twice, again]
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