Идиомы на букву S

  • sit back and let (something) happen
    ни во что не вмешиваться
    I decided to sit back and let things happen because I didn't want to interfere in their dispute.
  • sit bolt upright
    сидеть совершенно прямо (словно аршин проглотил)
    Peter sat bolt upright without moving.
  • sit idly by
    лениться; сидеть и смотреть, как другие работают
    Jerome was sitting idly by while his friends were doing the packing.
  • sit in for (someone)
    подменить кого-либо, занять чьё-то место
    My co-worker asked me to sit in for him in the lab during an experiment.
  • sit in judgment of (someone)
    выносить суждение кому-либо
    The members of the jury are to sit in judgment of the drug dealers' case.
  • sit in on (something)
    принимать участие в чём-либо
    Though he had no vote, he was allowed to sit in on the conference.
  • sit on (something)
    заседать, быть членом жюри или правления
    Although Mr. Kane has retired he still sits on the board of many corporations.
  • sit on its/their hands
    скупо аплодировать, встречать жидкими аплодисментами
    The performance of the clown was very poor, and the audience in the circus sat on their hands.
  • sit on one's hands
    сидеть сложа руки, бездействовать
    I sat on my hands and watched the other members of the family clean the living-room.
  • sit on the fence
    сохранять нейтралитет, занимать выжидательную позицию
    "I am not going to sit on the fence and support any of you in your dispute."
  • sit right
    приемлемый, подходящий
    "Is your proposal good enough to sit right with the other members of the family?"
  • sit through (something)
    высидеть до конца, выдержать до конца что-либо
    Though Ted didn't like the performance he was polite enough to sit through it.
  • sit tight
    терпеливо ждать
    "I want you to sit tight and wait for me near the counter while I am doing my shopping," the mother told her eight-year-old girl.
  • sit up and take notice
    (внезапно) заинтересоваться, встревожиться или насторожиться
    I heard a loud thump, which made me sit up and take notice.
  • sit up with (someone)
    сидеть (ночью) у постели больного
    The nurse sat up with her patient all night.
  • sit well with (someone)
    радовать кого-либо, угождать
    My suggestion to go on a picnic sat well with my friends.
  • sit-in
    сидячая забастовка
    The miners had a sit-in to demand better and less dangerous working conditions.
  • sitting duck
    лёгкая добыча, удобная мишень
    A sitting duck is easy to kill, isn't it?
  • sitting on a goldmine
    владеть чем-либо ценным (часто не понимая этого)
    My father's stamp collection is very valuable; he is sitting on a goldmine with it.
  • sitting pretty
    быть в благоприятной ситуации
    "Are you sitting pretty with your job, Silvia?" - "I wish I were."
  • sitting target
    лёгкая мишень (для критики)
    "I am not going to be a sitting target for you to criticize me."
  • six feet under
    быть мёртвым
    "Mandy couldn't have called you, silly; she is six feet under."
  • six of one and half a dozen of the other
    одно и тоже, нет никакой разницы
    It was six of one or half-a-dozen of the other as to whether I should rent an apartment downtown or take a cottage in the suburbs. They cost almost the same.
  • sixth sense
    шестое чувство, интуиция
    My sixth sense prevented me from trusting the man.
  • size of it
    вот так то; вот, пожалуй, и всё
    "That's about the size of it," Jill said as she told me about her misfortune.
  • size up (someone or something)
    составлять мнение о ком-либо \ чём либо
    Jordan tried to size Rick up, but failed because the latter didn't fit into any type he knew.
  • skate on thin ice
    рисковать, быть на грани опасности, "играть с огнём"
    Trent had been skating on thin ice all his life.
  • skeleton in one's closet
    семейная тайна, о которой не принято говорить; "скелет в шкафу"
    Marion had a skeleton in her closet; her Granddad had been a psychopath and naturally she wanted that to remain secret.
  • skid row
    район, где живут бедняки и безработные; район притонов и ночлежек
    "You'd better not go to the skid row area of the city; it's not an appropriate place for you."
  • skin (someone) alive
    бранить; шлёпать или бить, "шкуру спущу"
    I broke my mother's favorite vase, and she said if I touch anything else in her bedroom she would skin me alive.
  • skin and bones
    кожа да кости, очень худой
    Cecily has been keeping to a slimming diet for a long time, and now she is all skin and bones.
  • skin-deep
    поверхностный, не глубокий
    Eric seems to be knowledgeable, but I am sure his knowledge is skin-deep.
  • skip bail
    не появиться в суде, не смотря на внесённый ранее залог
    "I cannot guarantee that the man won't run away; he may easily skip bail."
  • skip it
    ладно, неважно
    "Skip it," Nora told me when I again forgot to bring her the book she had asked for.
  • skip out on (someone or something)
    улизнуть от кого-либо \ чего-либо, не пойти
    We decided to skip out on the field trip and go to a movie instead.