|so small you had to back out to change your mind
||very small, tiny, as small as a phone booth
||I've seen small apartments, but this one was so small you had back out
to change your mind.
||neither good nor bad, fair, fair to middling
||"How's the wife, Byron?" "Just so-so, not much better.
The doctor says she needs rest."
|so to speak
||using expressions or metaphors when speaking, to use the vernacular
||Ron was up the creek, so to speak. He'd promised to marry Suzy,
but he was already married to Joan.
||what is the difference, what does it matter, who cares
||So we lost the game. So what! It doesn't matter.
||(See get off your soap box)
||a sad story, a story about love lost or misfortune, cry the blues
||Have you heard Keiko's sob story? She lost her boyfriend and her cat on the same day.
||become sober, wait until you are not drunk
||Give him a few hours to sober up. He'll be okay after he has a rest.
|sock it to me
||tell me, give it to me, hit me, shoot
||"It's bad news," he said. "Sock it to me," I said.
|soft in the head
||If you quit your job at Gulf Oil, you're soft in the head.
||a period when sales are few and prices are low, buyer's market
||The real estate market is soft now. Don't try to sell your house.