Accept an offer przyjąć ofertę I was reluctant at first, but I finally decided to accept the offer accept the fact that
I have to take better care next time if I am to save my face.
somebody the trouble
zaoszczędzić komuś trudu
Sam wanted to save me the trouble and help, but in reality he generated more work for me.
save somebody’s life
uratować komuś życie
You saved my life! I don’t know how to thank you!
say something to somebody’s face
powiedzieć coś komuś prosto w oczy
I couldn’t believe it! He said to my face that I was not good at what I did.
search high and low
szukać wszędzie, przetrząsnąć wszystko
I was searching high and low to get the book, but it was not available anywhere.
see for oneself
zobaczyć na własne oczy
If you don’t believe me that it’s not doable, you can try and see for yourself.
see somebody to the station
odprowadzić kogoś na dworzec
I’ll see you to the station. I need to do some shopping in the nearby market anyway.
see to something
zająć się czymś, dopilnować
Don’t worry, I’ll see to the tea. Just sit down and relax.
see you soon!
do zobaczenia wkrótce!
See you soon! Let me know when you are in the area.
sense of humour
She has absolutely no sense of humour.
być odpowiednim, nadać się
It serves the purpose very well. I don’t see the reason why we should introduce any changes.
set a date
Let’s set a date right away, it will be easier.
set a good example
dawać dobry przykład
Try to set a good example for all the younger students. They look up to you.
set a record
The last world record in 100 meters was set two months ago.
set one’s heart on something
I have set my heart on going to the seaside for the summer.
set somebody free
The prisoners were set free two weeks before the appointed date.
set something on fire
He was accused of setting the school on fire.
set something to rights
Because all our procedures were in a mess, we had to set them to rights.
shake hands with somebody
uścisnąć komuś rękę
The old man shook hands with his son, and the tears came into his eyes as he did so.
shake one’s head
She shook her head indicating her disagreement.
shame on you!
Shame on you! You know you shouldn’t have behaved like that!
share somebody’s point of view
podzielać czyjś punkt widzenia
I don’t share your point of view at all. Do you really believe what you’ve just said?
let it slip that
wymknęło jej się, że
She let it slip in front of our manager that she was applying for a different job with the competition.
show evidence of something
przejawiać oznaki czegoś
The car shows absolutely no evidence of having been broken into.
show respect to somebody
okazać komuś szacunek
You should show respect to your parents.
show somebody the door
pokazać komuś drzwi
She didn’t want to talk to me anymore and simply showed me the door.
show your stuff!
pokaż, co potrafisz!
Show your stuff Tim, I know you can do it!
shrug one’s shoulders
I asked you a question. Don’t shrug your shoulders, answer me!
sign of the times
Globalisation is a sign of our times.
sleep like a log
spać jak kłoda
It is simply impossible to wake her up in the middle of the night, she sleeps like a log.
sleep on it
przemyśleć, przespać się z tym
I really don’t know. I will have to sleep on it and let you know tomorrow.
Sleep tight and I’ll speak to you tomorrow.
smash something to pieces
coś na kawałki
I dropped the plate and it smashed to pieces.
smell a rat
przeczuć pismo nosem
There’s something not right; I smell a rat.
smile at the thought of
uśmiechać się na myśl o
I always smile at the thought of the holiday in Spain last year.
so be it!
niech tak będzie!
– I’m going to do that whether you like it or not.
– So be it!
so it appears
na to wygląda
The sales of the new book are increasing, at least so it appears.
so it would seem
tak by się wydawało
She should have an amazing career, at least so it would seem, with the education she has.
so much so that
do tego stopnia, że
I have been working diligently so much so that everything is ready before Christmas.
so to speak
że tak powiem
The five countries have now passed,
so to speak
, their test and will be admitted to the EU.
I have absolutely no social life at the moment, my job takes all my time.
some other time
I really can’t make it. I’ll meet you some other time.
some people have all the luck!
niektórzy to mają szczęście!
Claire always gets what she wants. It seems like some people have all the luck.
somebody’s days are numbered
czyjeś dni są policzone
I think Sam’s days are numbered here. He’d better start looking for a new job.
somehow or other
jakoś, w jakiś sposób
We’ll manage to solve the problem somehow or other.
something like that
coś w tym rodzaju
I think Allan lives in near Bindley or Bromley, or something like that.
something runs in one’s blood
mieć coś we krwi
Acting runs in my blood, both of my parents are actors.
sorry to trouble you but
przepraszam, że przeszkadzam, ale
Sorry to trouble you again, but I have one more question to ask.
sound and safe
cały i zdrów
They are all going to come back sound and safe about 5 pm tomorrow.
This sounds really familiar. I am sure I must have heard this song before.
It really sounds like fun! I would love to go there sometime soon.
I have to go and buy some spare parts for the car.
speak badly of somebody
źle o kimś mówić
I have never heard anyone speak badly of Sarah, everybody likes her.
speak for yourself!
mów za siebie!
Speak for yourself! I am the total opposite, I hate summer!
speak highly of somebody
dobrze się o kimś wyrażać
Sam speaks very highly of Tim. I really can’t wait to meet him.
speak one’s mind
mówić, co się myśli
Tim always speaks his mind and doesn’t care what others think.
spend money like water
szastać pieniędzmi na prawo i lewo
I always spend money like water, and I have to borrow from my parents at the end of the month.
dzielić włos na czworo
Stop splitting hairs, you know very well what I mean.
split the cost
podzielić się kosztami
May we split the cost of the present? I can’t afford all of that.
split the difference
pójść na kompromis,
We’ve managed to split the difference and have finally agreed on the final cost.
split up with somebody
zerwać z kimś
I’ve just split up with my boyfriend and am not ready for a new relationship yet.
spread like wildfire
szybko się rozprzestrzeniać
The flu is spreading like a wildfire in our office. I’d better take care of myself. I don’t want to be ill, as well.
spring to one’s feet
zerwać się na równe nogi
I sprang to my feet when Sam turned on the music.
stage by stage
I have been going through the project stage by stage and I’m almost finished now.
stand at the crossroads
stać na rozdrożu
I am standing at the crossroads at the moment and I don’t know what to choose.
stand in somebody’s way
stanąć komuś na drodze
I always encouraged her. I didn’t want to stand in her way.
stand on one’s head to do something
stawać na głowie, aby coś zrobić
I would honestly stand on my head just to get into the university of my choice.
stand on one’s own two feet
stanąć na własnych nogach
I finally managed to stand on my own two feet after I got the new job.
stand out in the crowd
Sam dresses very originally and he always stands out in the crowd.
stand somebody a drink
Let’s go out tonight and I will stand you a drink.
stand trial for
stanąć przed sądem za coś, zostać oskarżonym
Tom is standing trial next week for armed robbery.
start a family
We hope to start a family soon.
start a new life
zacząć nowe życie
I am moving abroad where I hope to start a new life.
start from scratch
zacząć od początku
I lost all my savings and now I have to start from scratch.
state of affairs
The current state of affairs means that our government must work twice as much to keep the economy going.
state of mind
nastrój, stan ducha
Happiness is a state of mind.
stay the night
zostać na noc
May I stay the night on Sunday? I will be in the area.
I’d much rather have a steady income than to work freelance.
Steady relationships are boring.
step by step
stopniowo, krok po kroku
Learning a language is a long process. You can only do it step by step.
stick to the facts
I don’t want to listen to all of that. Let’s just stick to the facts.
blisko, o rzut kamieniem
We don’t need to go by bus. It’s just a stone’s throw. It’s going to take us less than 10 minutes to walk there.
stop at nothing to do something
nie cofnąć się przed niczym, aby coś zrobić
Sam would stop at nothing to achieve his goals.
rozpętała się burza
The storm broke suddenly, and we had to finish the barbeque.
She said she was ill but strangely enough, I saw her in town yesterday.
strike a balance between
znaleźć kompromis między
It is important to strike a balance between work and personal life.
strike fear into somebody’s heart
napawać kogoś strachem
I wasn’t worried about the test, but Mark really struck fear into my heart. Now, I am not so sure I’ll pass.
stroke of luck
It was just a stroke of luck. I got easy questions, otherwise I wouldn’t have passed the test.
struggle for existence
walczyć o byt/przetrwanie
Her earnings are well below the minimum wage, and at the moment, she is really struggling for existence.
study for an exam
się do egzaminu
I can’t go out because I have to study for my next exam.
supply and demand
podaż i popyt
The products we release on the market depend on supply and demand.
suppose you have this job
załóżmy, że masz tę pracę
Suppose you have this job, do you think it will change anything?
jak można było oczekiwać, faktycznie
Sure enough, he didn’t turn up.
swing of the pendulum
zwrot, radykalna zmiana
It was a quite sudden swing of a pendulum in our company’s policy; nobody expected it.
slowniki -> According Everything went according to plan. S-14 account
slowniki -> Advantage What are the advantages of this method? S-38 adventure
slowniki -> After We are leaving after breakfast. S-50 afternoon
slowniki -> Przedimek nieokreślony
slowniki -> Accept an offer
slowniki -> Parcel There’s a parcel for you. S-1238 parent
slowniki -> Cap He wears his cap backwards. S-290 capital
slowniki -> Thanks Thanks for everything! S-1766 that
slowniki -> Motion The machine was put in motion. S-1106 motor
slowniki -> Be What can it be? S-182 beach