Engelse uitdrukkingen

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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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play into someone's hands

iemand in de kaart spelen

do what people are expecting you to do and take advantage of this

play it by ear

uit de losse pols

when you don't have a plan, but decide what to do as events take shape

play out of your skin

de sterren van de hemel spelen

give an outstanding performance

play russian roulette

russische roulette

if people take a dangerous and unnecessary risk

play second fiddle

tweede viool spelen

take a subordinate role behind someone more important

play the field

rondneuken

have sexual relationships with many people

play the fool

de nar uithangen

behave in a silly way to make people laugh

play up to

slijmen

i'm playing up to my boss because I want the promotion

play with fire

met vuur spelen

if people take foolish risks, they are playing with fire

pleased as punch

enorm blij

be very happy about something

poetry in motion

beeldschoon

something that is poetry in motion is beautiful to watch

poke fun at

in de maling nemen

make fun of someone