Идиомы на букву S

  • sold out
    быть распроданным
    We came to the cinema a bit late; all the tickets were sold out.
  • square one
    самое начало
    Mike didn't remember Physics, so he had to go back to square one and start learning the subject again.
  • sound off about (something)
    говорить что-либо громко, во всё услышание
    Tim's brother is always sounding off about his lack of money.
  • sign on with (someone)
    подписать соглашение с кем-либо
    Nancy has signed on with the Chief Executive of one of the pharmaceutical firms.
  • spruce (something) up
    приводить в порядок, наводить блеск
    They must have spruced up their house for now it looks spick and span.
  • shot through with (something)
    смешанный с чем-либо, содержащий что-либо
    This mixture is shot through with something which tastes bitter.
  • slap (someone or something) down
    отвергать кого-либо \ что-либо, забраковать
    My tutor slapped my term paper down and I was very upset.
  • smoke (someone or something) out
    выкурить кого-либо \ что-либо, избавиться
    They tried everything in order to smoke out hornets, but nothing helped.
  • something about (someone or something)
    что-то (странное, особенное, любопытное) о ком-либо \ чём-либо
    There is something about the man's offer; it sounds very bizarre.
  • strictly on the level
    быть честным, надёжным, заслуживающим доверия
    The bank clerks that the customers deal with are always strictly on the level.
  • sign (something) over
    подписать передачу что-либо
    Mr. Shlossman signed over all his property to his daughter Erica.
  • slower and slower
    всё медленнее и медленнее
    Robert ran slower and slower and at last he stopped, struggling for breath.
  • square up to (someone or something)
    смело противостоять кому-либо \ чему-либо
    "It's time you learned to square up to difficulties and problems and sort them out yourself."
  • something else
    что-то невероятное
    The circus performance was something else. It was the best show that I have ever seen.
  • something's up
    что-то происходит
    I do not know what is going on in the neighbor's apartment, but I am sure that something's up.
  • spoken for
    разобраны, зарезервированы
    During a holiday season most of the railway tickets are spoken for.
  • slave to (someone or something)
    быть рабом кого-либо \ чего-либо
    Mr. Murdoch is a slave to his old car, which breaks down every few miles.
  • sitting target
    лёгкая мишень (для критики)
    "I am not going to be a sitting target for you to criticize me."
  • shuttle (someone) from place to place
    возить кого-либо взад-вперёд
    The ship was too big to dock at the port, so the boatmen shuttled the passengers from the ship to the shore all day.
  • sniff out (someone or something)
    почуять, обнаружить кого-либо \ что-либо
    The cat sniffed out a mouse in the barn.
  • spook (someone)
    пугать, испугать кого-либо
    My dog is afraid of thunder storms and they always spook him.
  • signal to (someone) to do (something)
    подать кому-либо сигнал сделать что-либо
    The teacher signaled to one of the boys to help her carry heavy textbooks.
  • 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.
  • smoke (something) out
    обнаружить, найти что-либо, выведать
    Steve decided to smoke out the reason why Richard had concealed important evidence from the police.
  • stack up (something)
    складывать что-либо
    I stacked up the used newspapers to throw them away.
  • something else again
    что-то совсем другое
    Staying at home all day is OK, but staying at home when my siblings go to a movie is something else again.
  • something of the sort
    что-то в этом роде
    I know that Bob is keen on car races or something of the sort.
  • squeak by (someone or something)
    еле-еле успеть; подступиться к кому-либо \ чему-либо
    Unfortunately I was not able to squeak by the deadline and submit my grant application on time.
  • stumble across/upon (someone or something)
    случайно обнаружить кого-либо \ что-либо, натолкнуться
    Frank stumbled across Margaret's diary when he was looking for his passport.
  • sock (something) away
    убирать, прятать что-либо в укромное место
    I have decided to sock my clothes away for the time when my daughter's kids can wear them.
  • slated for (something)
    планировать, намечать
    The house is slated for restoration next month.
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