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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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Uncle Sam

bijnaam voor de Amerikaanse regering

Uncle Sam is the government of the USA

under a cloud

onder verdenking

if someone is suspected of having done something wrong, they are under a cloud

under false colours

onder valse voorwendselen

if someone does something under false colours, they pretend to be something they are not

under fire

onder vuur

if someone is being attacked and criticised heavily, they are under fire

under lock and key

achter slot en grendel

if something is under lock and key, it is stored very securely

under the radar

niet opmerken

if something slips under the radar, it isn't detected or noticed

under the table

onder tafel

bribes or illegal payments are often described as money under the table

under the weather

jezelf niet lekker voelen

if you are feeling a bit ill, sad or lack energy, you are under the weather

under the wire

op het laatste moment

if a person does something under the wire, they do it at the last possible moment

under your breath

fluisteren

if you say something under your breath, you whisper or say it very quietly

under your nose

onder je neus

if something happens right in front of you it happens under your nose

under your skin

irriteren

if someone gets under your skin, they really annoy you