Engelse uitdrukkingen

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Op deze pagina kun je ruim 3000 Engelse uitdrukkingen, spreekwoorden en gezegden opzoeken, met een verklaring in het Nederlands. Zoekopdrachten die geen resultaat opleveren worden opgeslagen, zodat we ons bestand kunnen aanvullen.

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u-turn

180 graden draaien

if a government changes its position radically on an issue it's a u-turn

ugly as a stick

lelijk als de nacht

if someone is as ugly as a stick, they are very ugly indeed

ugly duckling

lelijk eendje

a child who shows little promise, but who develops later into a real talent or beauty

uncalled for

moet dat nou?

if someone does something bad without consideration for another's feelings

uncharted waters

onbekend terrein

if you're in uncharted waters, you are in a situation that is unfamiliar to you

Uncle Sam

bijnaam voor de Amerikaanse regering

Uncle Sam is the government of the USA

under a cloud

onder verdenking

if someone is suspected of having done something wrong, they are under a cloud

under false colours

onder valse voorwendselen

if someone does something under false colours, they pretend to be something they are not

under fire

onder vuur

if someone is being attacked and criticised heavily, they are under fire

under lock and key

achter slot en grendel

if something is under lock and key, it is stored very securely

under the radar

niet opmerken

if something slips under the radar, it isn't detected or noticed

under the table

onder tafel

bribes or illegal payments are often described as money under the table