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S...saddle-sore
saddlebag...sagacious
sagacity...sales assistant
sales clerk...salve
salve...sandbox
sandcastle...sarcastic
sarchasm...satisfactory
satisfied...save your breath
save your/someone’s hide...say this/that for someone
say what you like (about)...scandalise
scandalize...scarves
scary...schlemiel
schlep...schooner
schtick...score points
scoreboard...scraggly
scraggy...scrawny
scream...scriptural
scripture...scuffle
scull...seaborne
seachanger...seasick
seaside...second sight
second to none...secure server
secure/safe in the knowledge that...see something coming (a mile off)
see stars...seethe
seething...self-certification
self-confessed...self-made
self-mockery...sell someone short
sell tickets on yourself...Semite
Semitic...sense organ
senseless...septic
septic tank...sermonise
sermonize...set
set...set-top box
set-up...sew
sew up...SGML
Sgt...shaken
Shaker...shapeware
shapewear...Shavuot
shawarma...sheik
sheikha...shift gears
shift key...shipping lane
ships (that pass) in the night...shocker
shocking...shooting stick
shop...short-changed
short-circuit...shouldn't've
shouldst...show/teach someone the ropes
showbiz...shrink from
shrink-wrapped...shut your eyes to something
shut your mouth/face/trap/gob...sickle
sickle-cell anaemia...siege
siege mentality...signature file
signature tune...silo
silo mentality...simplistic
simply...single parent
single room...Sir Humphrey
sire...sitting tenant
situ...skeletal
skeleton...skin graft
skin someone alive...sky marshal
sky surfing...slang
slanging match...slaw
slay...sleet
sleeve...sling off
sling your hook...slobbery
sloe...SLR
sludge...small talk
small-minded...smear test
smell...smokestack industry
smoking...snake charmer
snake eyes...sneeze
snick...snout
snow...so
so...social cleansing
social climber...socking
socmed...soft toy
soft underbelly...soldering iron
soldier...solution
solutionism...someone is slipping
someone is to be congratulated for something...someone’s first choice
someone’s getting there...someone’s trail/scent has gone cold
someone’s travels...something will do nicely
something will have to wait...sophisticated
sophistication...sou’wester
soufflé...source
source code...soz
sozzled...Spanish
Spanish omelette...spatula
spawn...special needs
special offer...speech marks
speech recognition...spending money
spendthrift...spin down
spin off...spit take
spit the dummy...split the difference
split ticket...spoof
spook...spotlit
spotted...spring greens
spring on...sputter
sputum...squawk
squeak...St
st...stage door
stage fright...Stalinism
stalk...stand for
stand in...standardize
standby...stare down
stare someone in the face...starve out
starved...stationery
statistic...staying power
STD...steel drum
steel guitar...step on it
step out...stewardess
stewardship...stiffen
stiffly...stir
stir in...stoical
stoicism...stop
stop...storm
storm cloud...straighten
straighten out...straw
straw boater...stress test
stress-timed...strike the first blow
strike the hour...stripping
striptease...strychnine
stub...stuffocation
stuffy...stylus
stymie...subjugate
subjunctive...subside
subsidence...suburbia
subversion...suds
sue...suitability
suitable...summon
summons...Sunni
sunnies...Superglue
supergrass...supper
suppertime...sure-footed
sureboh...surrender
surrender value...suss
sussed...swarm with
swarthy...sweep along
sweep aside...swicked
swift...Swiss
Swiss...sycophant
sycygy...syndicate
syndrome...syzygy
Macmillan learn live love play