engelse grammatica veelgebruikte uitdrukkingen

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face like thunder

gezicht staat op onweer

to be very angry or upset about something

face only a mother could love

zo lelijk als de nacht

when someone has a face only a mother could love, they are ugly

face the music

je lot ondergaan

accept the negative consequences of something you have done wrong

face to face

oog in oog

within each other's sight or presence 

face value

op het eerste gezicht

accept the appearance rather than looking deeper into the matter

face your demons

je angsten overwinnen

confront your fears or something that you have been trying hard to avoid

facts of life

de bloemetjes en de bijtjes

when someone is taught the facts of life, they learn about sex and reproduction

failure is the mother of success

leren van je fouten

failure is often a stepping stone towards success

fair and square

eerlijk gewonnen

if someone wins fair and square, they follow the rules and win conclusively

fair crack of the whip

gelijke kansen hebben

if everybody has a fair crack of the whip, they all have equal opportunities

fairweather friend

mooI weer vriend

a fairweather friend is always there when times are good but not when things get difficult

fall back

terugtrekken

the army fell back after losing the battle