A List of Idiomatic Expression – ‘S’

This site is filled with idioms. The ones listed below start with the letter S. If you are unsure what they are, we have a page where you can learn about idiomatic expressions, it’ll teach you all about them.

S‘ – Phrases

Someone who is afraid or frightened.

To get away freely from custody, punishment, or any type of risky situation.

Ships Passing In The Night
Typically said when two people meet for the first time, have a chat, and then part ways shortly after.

Short End Of The Stick
Getting the bad end of a deal, or receiving the least desirable outcome from something.

Shot In The Dark
An attempt at something that has little chance for success.

Sitting Duck
Someone or something that is in a vulnerable position.

Slow And Steady Wins The Race
A consistent approach to something, even if it is slower, can give better results than jumping in hastily.

Son Of a Gun
A person, usually one who is behaving badly.

Spill The Beans
To make private or secret information known to others.

Stick a Fork In It
To point out that something is finished, or done.

Swinging For The Fences
Giving something your all.