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shoot first and ask questions laterTo take action with serious consequences without delay, preserving the benefit of surprise by not providing indication of one's intent.Rate it:

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short and sweetA direct and brief communication.Rate it:

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short and sweetEfficiently brief in duration, especially when referring to an unpleasant task.Rate it:

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short back and sidesman's haircutRate it:

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shut up and take my moneySaid about something that the speaker wants to buy immediately.Rate it:

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sick and tiredbored to the point of wearinessRate it:

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sick and tiredannoyed or frustrated with something or someone, to the point of losing one's temper or patience.Rate it:

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sick and tiredAn expression of the weary, depressed, shocked, disillusioned, disappointed, oppressed, overworked.Rate it:

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six and two threesTwo equivalent choices or situations.Rate it:

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skimp and saveAlternative form of scrimp and save.Rate it:

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skin and bonesSaid of one who is emaciated; very skinny, as from lack of nutrition.Rate it:

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slap and tickleMild or playful kissing, cuddling, and other amorous play.Rate it:

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smoke and mirrorsA deceptive, fraudulent, or unconvincing explanation or description.Rate it:

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snakes and laddersA children's luck-based board game played on a numbered grid, the aim of which is to proceed to the end, and in which ladders aid progress and snakes impede it.Rate it:

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snakes and laddersany situation in which people or events go forward and backward, seemingly at randomRate it:

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snitches get stitches and wind up in ditchesSynonym of snitches get stitchesRate it:

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so long, and thanks for all the fishgoodbyeRate it:

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so on and so forthIndicates that a list continues in a similar manner.Rate it:

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so-and-soA name used to take the place of an epithet.Rate it:

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so-and-soA placeholder name, used when a name is not known; a generic name.Rate it:

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so-and-soAnything generic.Rate it:

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song and danceAn excessively complex set of instructions.Rate it:

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song and danceAn excessively elaborate story or excuse used to justify something.Rate it:

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sow the wind and reap the whirlwindAlternative form of sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.Rate it:

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spare the rod and spoil the childIf one does not discipline a child, he or she will never learn obedience and good manners.Rate it:

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speak of the devil and he appearsAlternative form of speak of the devil.Rate it:

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speak of the devil and he shall appearAlternative form of speak of the devil.Rate it:

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speak softly and carry a big stickDo not boast or utter verbal threats, but do make others aware that you are prepared to use physical force if necessary.Rate it:

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spick and spanAlternative form of spick-and-span.Rate it:

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spick-and-spanClean, spotless; original sense "like new".Rate it:

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spit-and-polishPaying much attention to outward appearance.Rate it:

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spit-shined and polishedShaved, showered, shoes shined, fresh clothing, nicely dressed and dashed with cologne.Rate it:

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stand up and be countedTo publicly make known one's views, contributions, or vote, especially in a contentious situation where fortitude is required.Rate it:

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stand up and be countedTo take significant individual action to help a group effort.Rate it:

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stick that in your pipe and smoke itAlternative form of put that in your pipe and smoke itRate it:

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sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt meA response to taunting proclaiming the speaker's indifference.Rate it:

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sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt meAlternative form of sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.Rate it:

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stop and smell the rosesTo relax; to take time out and enjoy or appreciate life.Rate it:

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straight and narrowA path of honesty; procedure according to rules and plans.Rate it:

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stuff and nonsenserubbish, foolishness, poppycockRate it:

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such-and-suchA placeholder or generic thing.Rate it:

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suck and blowTo perform two incompatible actions; to hold views which are in contradiction.Rate it:

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sugar and spiceExcerpt from a common nursery rhyme "What are little girls made of?"Rate it:

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summer and winterEndured.Rate it:

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summer and winterTo spend extended periods of time with; to test.Rate it:

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sweetness and lightThat which is good, pure, pleasant, etc.Rate it:

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swing and a missA sincere but unsuccessful attempt.Rate it:

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swings and roundaboutsOffsetting gains and losses.Rate it:

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sword and sandalOf or pertaining to a genre of books or films relating fantasy-adventure tales involving heroic exploits in ancient or biblical times.Rate it:

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sword and sorceryOf or pertaining to a genre of narratives—including short stories, novels, television shows, films, and computer games—which combines wizardry and other fantastical supernatural elements with violent combat using medieval weaponry..Rate it:

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