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know full well

er zeker van zijn

when you know full well, you are absolutely sure that you know

know the ropes

het klappen van de zweep kennen

someone who is experienced and knows how the system works knows the ropes

know which side one's bread is buttered on

weten waar abraham de mosterd haalt

you know where your interests lie and will act accordingly to protect them

know your place

je plaats kennen

a person who knows their place doesn't try to impose themselves on others

lame duck

aangeschoten wild

if something or someone is a lame duck, they are in trouble

landslide victory

enorme overwinning

a landslide victory is a victory in an election by a very large margin

lap dog

schoothondje

a lap dog is a person who is eager to please another

larger than life

zwaar overdreven

if something is excessive or exaggerated, it is larger than life

last ditch attempt

laatste wanhopige poging

a last-ditch attempt is a desperate attempt that will probably fail anyway

last laugh

wie het laatst lacht, lacht het best

the person who has the last laugh ends up with the advantage after some setbacks

lather yourself up

jezelf goed inzepen

to apply thick soapsuds to your body

laugh a minute

een grapjas

someone who is a laugh a minute is very funny