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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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lay down

omgelegd

he got laid down in a turf war about supplying drugs

lay down

vastgesteld

the rules of the sport were laid down early in the nineteenth century

lay down the law

de wet voorschrijven

if someone lays down the law, they tell people what to do and are authoritarian

lay into

er van langs geven

his partner laid into him when he arrived two hours late

lay off

ontslagen

the hotel laid off twenty staff because tourist numbers were down

lay on

organiseren

they laid on a buffet lunch at the conference

lay out

spenderen

they laid out thousands of pounds on their wedding reception

learn the ropes

de trucjes leren

if you are learning the ropes, you are learning how to do something

leave no stone unturned

de onderste steen bovenhalen

if you look everywhere to find something you leave no stone unturned

leave well alone

uit de buurt blijven

if you leave something well alone, you keep a safe distance from it

left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing

de linkerhand weet niet waar de rechterhand me bezig is

this is what you say when actions are uncoordinated

left in the dark

in het duister tasten

when you aren't given the information that you should have