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

Scaredy-Cat
Someone who is afraid or frightened.


Scot-Free
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.