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speak out

vrijuit praten

people are afraid to speak out in oppressive political regimes

speak up

harde praten

they couldn't hear the speaker and asked him to speak up a bit

speak volumes

spreekt boekdelen

if something speaks volumes, it tells us a lot about something

speak with a forked tongue

met gespleten tong spreken

to say one thing and mean another, to lie, to be two-faced

speak your mind

zeggen wat je denkt

When you speak your mind you tell someone excactly how you feel about something

spend a penny

naar het toilet gaan

this means to go to the toilet

spend like a sailor

geld verbrassen

someone who spends their money wildly spends like a sailor

spick and span

blinkend schoon

if a room is spick and span, it is very clean and tidy

spill the beans

een geheim verklappen

if you spill the beans, you reveal a secret or confess to something

spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak

de geest wil wel, maar het vlees is zwak

when you lack the willpower to change what you do, because you like it too much

spirit of the law

in de geest van de wet

the ideas that the people who made the law wanted to have effect

spit blood

vuur spuwen

if someone is spitting blood, they are absolutely furious