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sour grapes

de kift

when you say critical or negative things because you are jealous, it is sour grapes

sow your wild oats

jezelf uitleven

when young people do a lot of exciting things and have a lot of sexual relationships

spare the rod and spoil the child

zachte heelmeesters maken stinkende wonden

if you don't discipline children, they will become spoilt

speak of the devil!

als je het over de duivel hebt

if you are talking about someone and they happen to walk in

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