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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hold up

opgehouden

I was held up by the terrible traffic and arrived an hour late

hold your horses

rustig maar

if someone tells you to hold your horses, they would like you to slow down

hold your own

stand houden

if you can hold your own, you can compete or perform equally with other people

hold your tongue

je mond houden

if you hold your tongue, you keep silent even though you want to speak

holier-than-thou

superieur doen

someone who is holier-than-thou believes that they are morally superior

hollow victory

papieren overwinning

a hollow victory is where someone wins, but gains nothing by winning

holy fudge

mijn hemel

an exlamation of surprise

holy smoke!

jeetje

this is a way of expressing surprise

home and hearth

huis en haard

home and hearth' is an idiom evoking warmth and security

home is where you lay your hat

je overal thuisvoelen

wherever you are comfortable and at ease with yourself is your home

home stretch

de laatste loodjes

the home stretch is the last part of something, like a journey, race or project

home sweet home

oost, west, thuis best

this is said when one is pleased to be back at one's own home