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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well-heeled

goed voorzien

someone who is well-heeled is rich

well-oiled

in de olie zijn

if someone is well-oiled, they have drunk a lot

well-oiled machine

goed geoliede machine

something that functions very well is a well-oiled machine

were you born in a barn?

in de kerk geboren

if someone asks you this, it means that you forgot to close the door when you came in

wet behind the ears

nog niet droog achter je oren

someone who is wet behind the ears is either very young or inexperienced

wet blanket

koude douche

a wet blanket is someone who tries to spoil other people's fun

wet your whistle

je keel smeren

if you are thirsty and have an alcoholic drink, you wet your whistle

whale of a time

geweldige tijd

if you have a whale of a time, you really enjoy yourself

what can sorry do?

aan sorry heb ik niets

this means that it is not enough to apologise

what can you expect?

dat was te verwachten

what can you expect means that you could have known

what do I know

weet ik veel

when you don't know and don't care

what does that have to do with it?

wat heeft dat er mee te maken?

when someone says something irrelevant to the topic being discussed