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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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left to your own devices

alleen gelaten worden

if someone is left to their own devices, they can do what they want

lend

lenen aan

lend me that book, will you?

lend an ear

je oor te luisteren leggen

if you lend an ear, you listen to what someone has to say

lesser of two evils

minste van twee kwaden

something that is the lesser of two evils, is an unpleasant option, but not as bad as the other

let alone

laat staan

this is used to emphasise how extreme something could be

let bygones be bygones

het verleden laten rusten

if people decide to let bygones be bygones, they forget old problems

let down

uitleggen (van kleding)

he's grown so much, we'll have to let his trousers down

let down

in de steek laten

she failed to turn up and I felt badly let down

let in

binnen laten

the door staff didn't let him in the nightclub because he was wearing jeans

let it all out

je hart luchten

When you let it all out, you tell everything that is bothering you

let off

er van afkomen

the judge let him off with a fine rather than a prison sentence

let on

verklappen

I didn't mean to let on about the party; I just said it without thinking