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Sacred cow

Safe pair of hands - A

Safe sex

Salad days

Salt of the earth - The

San fairy Ann

Sandwich short of a picnic

Save face

Save one's bacon

Saved by the bell

Savoir faire

Say cheese

Say goodnight Gracie

Scapegoat

Scarper

Scot free

Scott (Sir Walter - phrases coined by)

Screw your courage to the sticking place

'Scuse me while I kiss this guy

Sea change

Sealed with a loving kiss

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

Second-guess

Security blanket

See red

Seen better days

Send packing

Senior citizen

Sent to Coventry

Separate the sheep from the goats

Set one's cap at

Set your teeth on edge

Sex and shopping

Seven-year itch

Sexton Blake

Shebang - The whole

Shaggy dog story

Shake a leg

Shakers and movers

Shakespeare (phrases and sayings of)

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

Shambles

Shanks' mare/shanks' pony

Share and share alike

Shilly-shally

Ship shape and Bristol fashion

Shit end of the stick - The

Shit for brains

Shiver my timbers

Short end of the stick - The

Shot across the bows

Shot heard 'round the world - The

Shot in the arm

Shot in the dark

Shoot through

Short shrift

Show a leg - see shake a leg

Show your mettle

Shrinking violet

Shuffle off this mortal coil

Shut your cake-hole

Siamese twins

Sick puppy (A)

Sight for sore eyes (A)

Silly Billy

Silly season

Silver lining - every cloud has a

Sir Walter Scott (phrases coined by)

Silence is golden

Silver bullet

Similes

Sixes and sevens - At

Skeleton in the closet

Skid row

Skin and blister

(By the) skin of your teeth

(The) sky's the limit

Sledgehammer to crack a nut - A

Sleep like a top

Sleep on a clothesline

Sleep tight

Sleeveless errand

Sloane Ranger

Slush fund

Smallest room in the house - The

Smart casual

Smoke and mirrors

Snug as a bug in a rug

So sue me

Soap-dodger

Sod's Law

Sold down the river

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em

Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men, have mediocrity thrust upon them

Someone is walking over my grave

Something for the weekend sir?

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

Son of a gun

Sorry sight

Sound bite

Sound out

Sour grapes

Space, the final frontier

Spare the rod and spoil the child

Speak of the Devil

Speak softly and carry a big stick

Special relationship

Spelling-bee

Spend a penny

Spick and span

Spill the beans

Spin doctor

Spitting feathers

Spitting image

Spoonerisms

Spring forward, fall back

Spruce-up

Square meal

Squeaky bum time

Stand and deliver

Stand up guy

Standing on the shoulders of giants

Star-crossed lovers

Stark, raving mad

Stars and garters - My

Start from scratch

Steal a march

Steal my thunder

Stick in the mud

Sticks and stones may break my bones

Sticky wicket

Stiff upper lip

Stiffen the sinews

Stinking rich

Stitch in time saves nine - A

Stone the crows

Stone's throw

Stony-hearted

Stool pigeon

Storm in a teacup

Straight as a die

Straight from the horse's mouth

Strain at the leash

Strait-laced

Strait and narrow

Stranger danger

Stranger than fiction - Truth is

The - Straw that broke the camel's back

Strike while the iron is hot

Stuff and nonsense

Stump up

Such is life

Surf and turf

Surfing the Net/surfing the Internet/surfing the Web

Survival of the fittest

Suspension of disbelief

Swan song

Sweet Fanny Adams

Swing for you

Swing the lead