Idioms and Phrases starting with Alphabet- S

Idioms and Phrases starting with Alphabet- S

Important Idioms and Phrases starting with Alphabet- S

S.No. Idioms/Phrases Meaning
1. Sail under false colours To pretend to be something that you are not
2. Save ones’ skin To save oneself
3. See eye-to-eye Showing agreement/ to agree
4. See pink elephants Any visual hallucination arising due to intoxication
5. See red Be very angry
6. See through Comprehend/ understand
7. Set at naught To disregard or treat as of no importance
8. Set one’s face against To oppose with determination
9. Set one’s heart on To have as one’s ambition to obtain something
10. Set one’s teeth on edge To irritate or annoy someone
11. Set the Thames on fire To achieve something amazing
12. Shoulder to shoulder With united effort
13. Show white feather To show cowardice
14. Sine die Indefinitely
15. Sit on the fence Refuse to take side in a dispute
16. Slip of the tongue Spoken unintentionally
17. Slow coach A person with lazy approach of working
18. Small fry Insignificant person
19. Smell a rat To suspect of something wrong done
20. Smooth sailing Easy progress
21. Snake in the grass A secret enemy
22. Shake in the shoes A tremble with fear or apprehension
23. Sow the dragon’s teeth To create future troubles for yourself or others
24. Speak one’s mind Speak what one really thinks
25. Spick and span In order/ neat and clean
26. Stand on one’s own legs To be self-dependent
27. Stand/Stick to one’s guns To be strict and determined
28. Stand somebody in good stead To be of great use and benefit to someone
29. Steal a march To obtain an advantage by secret means
30. Step into another’s shoes To take over a job/responsibility of some other person
31. Stiff-necked person Stubborn or arrogant
32. Stir a finger Making effort
33. Stone’s throw Very near
34. Street Arabs A homeless person (especially who survives by begging)
35. Sum and substance Main idea or gist
36. Swan song The last ceremony or farewell
37. Sweat of one’s brow Hard labour
38. Swelled head Grand opinion of oneself/conceited
39. Sworn enemies People hating each other a lot

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