|a sad sack
||well-meaning, but unable to accomplish
||"If you assign this task to Andy, it won't be done. He's a sad sack."
|a scandal is brewing
||an evil story is being told, there are rumors of a scandal
||A scandal is brewing in the Pacific Ocean. A whale and a shark are living together without a marriage license!
|a score to settle
||an argument to finish, a bone to pick
||I have a score to settle with him. He owes me a month's rent.
|a screw loose
||a little bit crazy, one brick short...
||Sometimes I think he has a screw loose - like when he eats paper.
||a mockery or satire, a takeoff on
||The speaker did a send-up of the way Canadians talk.
|a shadow of his former self
||much lighter than he was before, very thin and weak
||After twenty years in prison, he was a shadow of his former self.
|a sharp tongue
||a tendency to reply sharply or sarcastically
||Karly is a beautiful girl, but her sharp tongue may be a problem.
|a sharp wit
||an ability to say funny things at the right time
||Mr. Mills is 85, but he still has a sharp wit. His mind is quick.
||a lot, a large quantity, make a bundle, tons
||Ray made a shitload of money at the races - thousands of dollars!
||a powerful business person, a tycoon, a heavyweight
||Mr. Fuji is a business magnate - a shogun - known for his interest in robots.