Идиомы на букву S

  • see things
    бредить, галлюцинировать
    Allan had been drinking too much that day and by the evening started to see things.
  • see through (someone or something)
    видеть кого-либо \ что-либо насквозь
    Nora suddenly quit her job, and I could neither understand nor see through the real reason for doing it.
  • see to (someone or something)
    присмотреть за кем-либо \ чем-либо
    "Porter, will you see to my baggage, please?"
  • see to it (that something is done)
    позаботиться о том, чтобы что-либо было сделано
    Hudson saw to it that the staff meeting was short.
  • see which way the wind is blowing
    определить, что нужно сделать в первую очередь
    I made up my mind to see which way the wind is blowing before I started to write my essay.
  • seeing is believing
    верь тому, что видишь
    Seeing is believing, and I can only really believe what I experience personally.
  • seeing someone
    встречаться с кем-либо
    After the divorce Fisher was not seeing anyone for a long time.
  • seize an opportunity
    воспользоваться случаем, ухватиться за возможность
    I seized the opportunity to get cheap tickets for the concert.
  • seize upon (something)
    ухватиться за что-либо
    I suggested going on a picnic and my friend seized upon the idea.
  • sell (someone) a bill of goods
    обмануть кого-либо
    The salesman sold me a bill of goods when he said that the digital camera was of good quality.
  • sell (someone) on a plan or idea
    убедить кого-либо, довести до сознания план или идею
    I tried to sell my father on the idea that we should buy a new modern car, but I couldn't convince him.
  • sell (someone) short
    недооценивать себя или кого-либо
    I think Gina is selling herself short when she thinks that she will not make a good actress.
  • sell (something) at a loss
    продать что-либо с убытком
    The factory was made to sell their goods at a loss.
  • sell (something) for a song
    продать что-либо очень дёшево
    The artist was neither famous nor popular, so he sold his picture for a song.
  • sell (something) off
    распродать со скидкой, распродать по дешёвке
    They usually sell off winter clothes at the end of the season.
  • sell (something) on credit
    продавать что-либо в кредит
    The shop sells a lot of things on credit.
  • sell (something) out
    распродать, продать всё целиком
    I went to the bookstore to get an English textbook, but the salesperson said they had sold them out.
  • sell like hotcakes
    раскупаются как горячие пирожки, берутся нарасхват
    The baseball game was supposed to be on Saturday and the tickets for it were selling like hotcakes.
  • sell out
    распродать всё целиком
    Every spring the company sells out all of their winter goods.
  • sell out (someone or something)
    предавать кого-либо \ что-либо, быть вероломным
    Margaret is obviously a bad person; she is the type that can sell out anyone for money and luxury.
  • send (someone) about his or her business
    прогонять кого-либо, выпроваживать
    I sent Joan about her business when she tried to interfere with my work.
  • send (someone) off
    устраивать кому-либо проводы
    My father-in-law was leaving for Canada, and we went to the airport to send him off.
  • send (someone) packing
    выставить кого-либо, выгнать без всяких церемоний
    A drunkard knocked on my door asking for a glass of wine, but I sent him packing.
  • send (someone) up
    засадить кого-либо в тюрьму
    He had enough evidence to send Hobson up for quite a long time.
  • send (someone) up the river
    посадить кого-либо в тюрьму
    Sandra Ross hoped that the judge wouldn't send her up the river if she plead bargain.
  • send (something) C.O.D. (care of delivery)
    отправить что-либо наложенным платежом
    I ordered a few disks and the company sent them C.O.D.
  • send away for (something)
    отправить письмо с просьбой чего-либо
    I sent away for some price list on medication but it has not arrived yet.
  • send someone to the showers
    отстранить кого-либо от игры; убрать с поля или корта
    Our coach sent one of the players to the showers because the man had been injured during the game.
  • send up a trial balloon
    пустить пробный шар
    Gregory decided to send up a trial balloon to see how his boss would react to his business proposal.
  • separate but equal
    отдельный, но равноправный, одинаковый
    The two documents, which he was to sign, were separate but equal regarding their significance.
  • separate the men from the boys
    отделить более компетентных людей от менее компетентных
    I am not at all sure that joining the military is a good way to separate the men from the boys.
  • separate the sheep from the goats
    отделить более компетентных людей от менее компетентных, разделить на две группы
    I am not at all sure that joining the military is a good way to separate the men from the boys.
  • serve (someone's) purpose
    служить кому-либо для какой-либо цели
    These garden tools will serve my purpose when I work in the garden.
  • serve (someone) right
    получить заслуженное наказание, (так тебе и надо!)
    My brother got the punishment because he had lied to Father. I am not sorry for him; it serves him right.
  • serve as a guinea pig
    быть подопытным кроликом
    "Is that a test you are going to perform? I don't want to serve as a guinea pig."