Expresiones y frases - Letra S

Idioms - Letter S

sabre-rattling bravuconería
safe and sound sano y salvo
same old story lo mismo de siempre
second best inferior
second to none superior a todo
short and sweet cortito y conciso
  • All this sabre-rattling between the two countries will only lead to a war.
  • It was late at night and pouring but we managed to get home safe and sound.
  • Mark and Stacey broke up again. It's always the same old story: she's jealous of his friends!
  • I won't settle for second best! I want the best house in the neighborhood!
  • That restaurant really is second to none: great service, great food, great atmosphere...
  • All right, then, the meeting will be short and sweet, so let's start right away.
shoulder to shoulder codo a codo
sick and tired hasta la coronilla
signed, sealed and delivered con todas las de la ley
six feet under a tres metros bajo tierra
six of one and half a dozen of the other da lo mismo
sleight of hand prestidigitación
smack-dab in the middle justo en el centro
  • We are all working shoulder to shoulder to find a solution to the problem.
  • I'm moving to the countryside, I'm so sick and tired of the city. Always rushing!
  • We will have the contract signed, sealed and delivered tomorrow morning.
  • He's trying to kill me! I know it! He won't rest until I'm six feet under!
  • We can go tonight or we can go tomorrow. It's six of one and half a dozen of the other.
  • The magician took a handkerchief and with a sleight of hand he turned it into a bunch of flowers.
  • There was a deer smack-dab in the middle of the road and I hit the brakes.
small beer cosas sin importancia
small fry insignificante
sour grapes por pura envidia
still wet behind the ears demasiado joven e inexperto
straight from the horse's mouth de buena fuente
straight from the shoulder de frente
sword of Damocles espada de Damocles
  • Failing an exam is small beer compared to being expelled from school.
  • The grocery stores are small fry compared to the the big supermarkets.
  • Sally's cutting remarks are just sour grapes because she can't find a boyfriend.
  • When I graduated from Law school I felt still wet behind the ears to start my own business.
  • Jen's moving in with her boyfriend. I heard it straight from the horses mouth.
  • I couldn't believe it! He told me "I love you", straight from the shoulder!
  • Living illegally in a country is like having a sword of Damocles hanging over your head.