Идиомы на букву S
so to speak
так сказатьGreg was not a bad guy, so to speak, although few people liked him.
speak for (something)
попросить что-либо, выразить просьбуIt was very cold in the hospital ward, and the patients spoke for hot water bottles.
speak highly of (someone or something)
хорошо отзываться о ком-либо \ чём-либоThe students spoke highly of their new tutor.
speak ill of (someone)
плохо отзываться о ком-либоThe tenants spoke ill of their apartment manager.
speak of the devil (and he appears)
лёгок на помине"Speak of the devil and he appears," I said as Jimmy, who we were talking about, appeared in the doorway.
speak off the cuff
выступать, говорить без подготовкиMr. Trent prefers to speak off the cuff at the meetings of any kind.
speak one's mind
откровенно высказать кому-либо что-либоI am going to speak my mind and tell my boss about the shortcomings in our work.
speak out of turn
говорить невпопадMaria is in the habit of speaking out of turn when the teacher asks her questions.
speak the same language
иметь общие идеи, вкусы, мнения говорить на одном языкеUnfortunately my cousin and I seldom speak the same language.
говорить громко и отчётливо"I'd like you to speak up so that everybody in class can hear you."
speak up for (someone or something)
говорить в пользу, в защиту кого-либо \ чего-либоJonathan is always ready to speak up for the unemployed and the homeless.
speak with a forked tongue
лгатьI suspect that Mark speaks with a forked tongue that's why everyone distrusts him.