Found 1,589 phrases starting with S:


scrape offTo remove something by a scraping action.Rate it:
scrape the bottom of the barrelTo use the least desirable parts of something.Rate it:
scrape throughTo marginally manage to progress.Rate it:
scrape togetherTo collect, assemble or gather small amounts , from various sources, with some difficulty.Rate it:
scratch one's headTo puzzle, ponder, or wonder about something.Rate it:
scratch thatTo disregard, omit, or ignore the previous statement.Rate it:
scratch the surfaceTo barely begin; to see or do only a fraction of what is possible.Rate it:
scratch togetherTo collect, assemble or gather small amounts (especially of money), from various sources, with some difficultyRate it:
screamA form of singing associated with the metal and screamo styles of music. It is a loud, rough, distorted version of the voice; rather than the normal voice of the singer.Rate it:
screamAn entertaingly outrageous person.Rate it:
screamUsed as an intensifier.Rate it:
scream bloody murderTo protest loudly or angrily.Rate it:
scream blue murderTo protest loudly or angrily.Rate it:
scream loudestTo complain or speak up with more intensity than others, especially in relation to a trivial matter.Rate it:
scream one's head offTo scream out to one's full capacityRate it:
screen outTo use a screen, grate, sieve or similar means to separate large from small objects or particles.Rate it:
screen outFiguratively, to exclude.Rate it:
screen testmovie auditionRate it:
screw backTo cue the cue ball in such a way as to impart backspin. On impact, the ball will follow a reverse trajectory according to the spin.Rate it:
screw itscrew itRate it:
screw offTo remove the lid of a jar or other container by unscrewing it.Rate it:
screw offTo fail to do one's work; to goof off.Rate it:
screw offTo go away at someone's urging; to bugger off.Rate it:
screw offTo urge someone to leave.Rate it:
screw the poochTo screw up; to fail in dramatic and ignominious fashion.Rate it:
screw thisscrew thisRate it:
screw-offSomeone who often fails to do his or her work; someone known to goof off.Rate it:
screw-offThe ability to be removed by unscrewing (screwing off)Rate it:
screw-upAlternative spelling of screwup.Rate it:
screwed upsimple past tense and past participle of screw upRate it:
screwed upHaving been screwed into a ball.Rate it:
screwed upBroken, damaged, inoperative or having only partial functioning, especially by inept handling.Rate it:
screwed upHaving psychological problems; being mentally distraught.Rate it:
screwed, blued and tattooedPlaced in a perplexing, very difficult situation, especially a situation in which one has been unjustly victimized.Rate it:
scrimp and saveTo scrimp greatly; to economize; to live very frugally, particularly when saving for something.Rate it:
scrounge upTo seek or find despite a lack of apparent resources or availability.Rate it:
scrub upto clean or wash by scrubbingRate it:
scrub upto dress upRate it:
scuba diverUsed other than as an idiom: see scuba, diver.Rate it:
scum of the earthAn unwanted individual, the worst type of person or people.Rate it:
sea changeA profound transformation.Rate it:
sea dogold sailorRate it:
sea legsAbility to travel by ship without becoming seasick.Rate it:
sea legsAlternative name of surimi.Rate it:
sea legsThe ability, when walking aboard ship, to anticipate the motion of the deck so as to walk steadily without losing balance.Rate it:
seagull approachThe occurence of casual, ill-informed and hasty decisions or comments made by outside authorities who lack an understanding of the local issues or a real understanding of the facts of a particular situ.Rate it:
seagull managerA manager who comes into the workplace or office only on occasion, especially when a problem arises or to criticize or critique employees.Rate it:
seal the dealto come to an agreement, to finalise the deal.Rate it:
seat-of-the-pantsDone by feel, guess, or trial and error rather than by careful planning, thought or technique.Rate it:
second bananaA comedian who plays a secondary or supporting role, especially as straight man and traditionally in vaudeville or burlesque theatre.Rate it:

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