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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whistle-stop tour

snelle rondreis

a whistle-stop tour is when someone visits a number of places quickly, not stopping for long

whistling in the dark

roepen in de woestijn

believe in a positive result, even though everybody else thinks otherwise

white as a sheet

bleek van schrik

a bad shock can make somebody go as white as a sheet

white as snow

puur als sneeuw

someone who is perfect or completely uncorrupted and honest

white elephant

lijk in de kast

a white elephant is an expensive burden

white lie

leugentje om bestwil

if you tell a white lie, you lie in order not to hurt someone's feelings

white-bread

doodgewoon

if something is white-bread, it is very ordinary, safe and boring

who wears the pants?

wie draagt de broek?

(usa) the person who wears the pants in a relationship is the dominant person

who wears the trousers?

wie draagt de broek?

(uk) the person who wears the trousers in a relationship is the dominant person

whole kit and caboodle

de hele donderse boel

everything that is needed to do something

whole new ball game

iets nieuws

if something's a whole new ball game, it is completely new or different

whole shebang

de hele donderse boel

the whole shebang includes every aspect of something