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can't see the wood for trees

door de bomen het bos niet zien

there are so many explanations that I can't see the wood for trees

canary in a coal mine

eerste tekenen van gevaar

a canary in a coal mine is an early warning of danger

card up your sleeve

een plan achter de hand hebben

if you have a card up your sleeve, you have a surprise plan that you keep back until the time is right

care about

belangrijk vinden

he says they simply don't care about the environment

care for

geven om

she doesn't care much for holidays

care for

zorgen voor

she cares for her sick mother

carry the can

de schuld op je nemen

if you carry the can, you take the blame for something, even though you didn't do it

case by case

stuk voor stuk

if things are done case by case, each situation or issue is handled separately

cash in your chips

snel cashen

sell something to get what profit you can because you think its value is going to fall

cast a long shadow

je schaduw vooruit werpen

something or someone that casts a long shadow has considerable influence on other people or events

cast aspersion

iemand zwart maken

try to blacken someone's name and make people think badly of them

cast doubt on

verdacht maken

if you make other people not sure about a matter, then you have cast doubt on it