English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions
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- Sweep the board
- If you sweep the board, you have a complete victory and win everything possible in a competition, election, etc.
- Sweep things under the carpet
- If people try to ignore unpleasant things and forget about them, they sweep them under the carpet.
- Sweet as a gumdrop
- This means that something or someone is very nice or pretty.
- Sweet tooth
- If you have a sweet tooth, you like eating food with sugar in it.
- If you sweet-talk someone, you use persuasion and charm to get what you want.
- Sweeten the pot
- If you sweeten the pot, you increase the stakes or make something more desirable.
- Swim against the tide
- If you swim against the tide, you try to do something that is very difficult because there is a lot of opposition to you.
('Go against the tide' is an alternative form.)
- Swim with the fishes
- If someone is swimming with the fishes, they are dead, especially if they have been murdered.
'Sleep with the fishes' is an alternative form.
- Swim with the tide
- If you swim with the tide, you do the same as people around you and accept the general consensus.
('Go with the tide' is an alternative form.)
- If things are going swimmingly, they are going very well.
- Swing into action
- When you swing into action, you are quickly beginning to act or operate something.
- Swing the lead
- (UK) If you swing the lead, you pretend to be ill or do not do your share of the work.
- Swinging door
- This idiom refers to something or someone that can go in two conflicting or opposite directions.
- Swings and roundabouts
- If something's swings and roundabouts, it has about as many disadvantages as it has advantages.
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