Sprat To Catch A Mackerel

Sprat To Catch A Mackerel :

Spit The Dummy :

To spit the dummy is to give up.

Reference to an infant spitting out their dummy (or pacifier) in order to cry

Spitting Image :

If a person is the spitting image of somebody, they look exactly alike.

SPIT AND IMAGE is also used and some suggest it is a hasty pronunciation of spirit and image to suggest that someone completely resembles someone else.

  • He is the spirit and image of his grandfather.

    Split Hairs :

    If people split hairs, they concentrate on tiny and unimportant details to find fault with something.

    Split The Blanket :

    If people split the blanket, it means they get a divorce or end their relationship.

    Spoil The Ship For A Half-Penny’s Worth Of Tar :

    If someone spoils the ship for a halfpenny’s worth of tar, they spoil something completely by trying to make a small economy.

    Sponge Upon Another :

    To get money for food in a mean way

  • Some employers sponge upon the toils of the workers.

    Spoony :

    Foolishly fond of a girt

  • The professor is getting Spoony about one of his students.

    Spot On :

    If something is spot on, it is exactly right.

    Sprat To Catch A Mackerel :

    If you use a sprat to catch a mackerel, you make a small expenditure or take a small risk in the hope of a much greater gain.

    Spring To Mind :

    If something springs to mind, it appears suddenly and unexpectedly in your thoughts.

  • The idea of publishing Vedic literature suddenly sprang to my mind.

    Spur Of The Moment :

    If you do something on the spur of the moment, you do it because you felt like it at that time without any planning or preparation.

  • Give me a couple of days’ time. I cannot take decision at the spur of the moment.

    Sputnik Moment :

    A sputnik moment is a point where people realize that they are threatened or challenged and have to redouble their efforts to catch up. It comes from the time when the Soviet Union launched the first satellite THE SPUTNIK - 1 and beat the USA into space.

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