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bite your tongue

op je tong bijten

if you bite your tongue, you refrain from speaking

bits and bobs

ditjes en datjes

she was talking about bits an bobs

bitter end

het bittere einde

finish something no matter how unsuccessful you are

black and white

zwart wit

when it is very clear who or what is right and wrong, then the situation is black and white

black hole

zwart gat

if there is a black hole in financial accounts, money has disappeared

blackball

iemand toegang / lidmaatschap ontzeggen

if you vote against allowing someone to be a member of a group, you are blackballing them

blank cheque

blanco cheque

if you are given a blank cheque, you are allowed to use as much money as you need

bleeding heart

een goed hart

a bleeding heart is a person who is excessively sympathetic towards other people

blind leading the blind

de blinde leidt de lamme

when the blind are leading the blind, the people in charge don't know anything more than the others

blood and thunder

met vuur en verve

an emotional speech or performance is full of blood and thunder

blood is thicker than water

het hemd is nader dan de rok

he helped his own kid first yes well, blood is thicker than water isn't it

blood out of a stone

heel moeilijk

if something is like getting blood out of a stone, it is very difficult indeed