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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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doubting Thomas

ongelovige thomas

someone who only believes what they see themselves, not what they are told

down and out

aan de grond zitten

if someone is down and out, they are desperately poor and need help

down at heel

geldgebrek

someone who is down at heel is short of money

down for the count

de strijd verloren hebben

if someone is down for the count, they have lost a struggle

down in the doldrums

depressief en futloos zijn

if somebody is down in the doldrums, they are depressed and lacking energy

down in the dumps

depressief zijn

if someone is down in the dumps, they are depressed

down the drain

verspillen

if something goes down the drain, it is wasted or produces no results

down the hatch

proost

this idiom can be said before drinking alcohol in company

down the pan

mislukken

if something has gone down the pan, it has failed or been ruined

down the tubes

mislukken

if something has gone down the tubes, it has failed or been ruined

down-to-earth

recht door zee

someone who's down-to-earth is practical and realistic

drag your feet

de kantjes ervan aflopen

take too long to do or finish something, because you don't want to do it