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money to burn

geld genoeg hebben

if someone is very rich, they have money to burn

monkey business

kattenkwaad

behave naughtily or mischievously this is the same as 'monkeying around'

monkey see, monkey do

na-apen

children will learn their behaviour by copying what they see around them

more haste, less speed

haastige spoed is zelden goed

the faster you try to do something, the more likely you are to make mistakes

more holes than swiss cheese

deugt van geen kanten

if something has more holes than a swiss cheese, it is incomplete

more than meets the eye

meer dan het lijkt

when something is more complex or difficult than it appears

more than one way to skin a cat

meerdere wegen leiden naar rome

there are different ways of achieving the same thing

move heaven and earth

hemel en aarde bewegen

be determined to get a job done in spite of all odds

move mountains

bergen verzetten

if you would move mountains to do something, you would make any effort

move the goalposts

De lat verleggen

change the standards required for something to your advantage

mover and shaker

een belangrijk persoon

a key figure in their particular area with a lot of influence and importance

much ado about nothing

veel gedoe om niets

if there's a lot of fuss about something trivial, there's much ado about nothing