Idioms beginning with S

stand out
stand out Meaning extend beyond or above a surface straightforwardly perceptible, obvious, or noticed be obviously preferable or more prominent than somebody or someone persist in favour or ... Read on
slip of the tongue
slip of the tongue also, slip of the pen Meaning a mistake in speech (or writing) an error in speaking in which the speaker says something unintentionally an ... Read on
snow job
snow job Meaning an elaborate cover up of something an attempt to convince someone that something is true, when it is in fact not using intense flattery to ... Read on
shifting sands
shifting sands Meaning Refers to something that is constantly changing, often making a person feel uncertain something that is very unpredictable changes that happen with time Example Sentences ... Read on
so and so
so and so Meaning Used in the place of someone’s name, indicating that the person is of little importance Used in place of a person or thing when ... Read on
so so
so-so Meaning average – neither bad and nor good between good and bad somewhere between average and bad It can be used to show indifference Grammar Note: The ... Read on
see the light
see the light Meaning realise or understand something to suddenly understand something that you had trouble understanding before to see the light at the end of the tunnel, ... Read on
spanner in the works
spanner in the works also, wrench in the works Meaning a roadblock that prevents an activity from succeeding to deliberately sabotage an activity Example Sentences The lack of ... Read on
sea change
sea change Meaning to have a big change in perspective to undergo a complete transformation a striking change in appearance Example Sentences There was a sea change in ... Read on
sitting duck
sitting duck Meaning to be an easy target to be in a vulnerable position to be attacked Example Sentences The fact that she had no backup plan in ... Read on

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zip it
zip it Meaning to ask someone to shut up to ask to not say anything further, in a rude manner to stop talking Example Sentences The teacher had ... Read on

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