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Op deze pagina kun je ruim 3000 Engelse uitdrukkingen, spreekwoorden en gezegden opzoeken, met een verklaring in het Nederlands. Het zijn de uitdrukkingen die worden gebruikt door Engelse en Amerikaanse jongeren. Zoekopdrachten die geen resultaat opleveren worden opgeslagen, zodat we ons bestand kunnen aanvullen.

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hair of the dog

een hersteldrankje

if someone has a hair of the dog, they have an alcoholic drink to get rid of a hangover

hairy at the heel

achter de ellebogen hebben

someone who is hairy at the heel is dangerous or untrustworthy

hale and hearty

Blaken van gezondheid

someone who is hale and hearty is in very good health

half a mind

er ernstig aan denken

if you have half a mind to do something, you haven't decided to do it, but are thinking seriously about it

half-baked

halfbakken

a half-baked idea or scheme hasn't not been thought through or planned very well

hammer and tongs

vol overgave

if people are going at it hammer and tongs, they are arguing fiercely

hand back

teruggeven

the police officer checked my licence, then handed it back

hand down

overdragen

the jewellery has been handed down in my family for generations

hand in

inleveren

I handed in my homework late as usual

hand in glove

dik bevriend

if people are hand in glove, they have an extremely close relationship

hand in hand

hand in hand

work together closely

hand out

uitdelen

the teacher handed out the worksheet to the class

hand over

overhandigen

the robbers told the clerk to hand over all the money

hand that rocks the cradle

een belangrijke positie hebben

women have a great power because they have the greatest influence over the development of children

hand to mouth

heel arm zijn

be so poor that you need the little money that comes in to cover expenses

hands down

twee vingers in je neus

if someone is better hands down than everyone else, they are much better

hands-on attitude

betrokken en actief zijn

be involved and take an active role

hands-on experience

praktijkervaring

practical experience

handwriting like chicken scratch

Hanenpoten

if your handwriting is very hard to read, it is like chicken scratch

hang around

rondhangen

they hang around the station most of the day

hang by a thread

aan een zijden draad hangen

if something hangs by a thread, there is a very small chance of it being successful or surviving

hang in the balance

het kan twee kanten uitgaan

when there are at least two possibilities and it is impossible to predict which will win out

hang on

even wachten

could you hang on for a moment till she's free

hang out

uithangen

he hangs out in the pub most nights

hang out to dry

iemand in de steek laten

if you hang someone out to dry, you abandon them when they are in trouble

hang up on

ophangen

a telesales person called, so I hung up on them

hard as nails

spijkerhard

a person who is as hard as nails is either physically tough or has no respect for other people's feelings

hard by

dichtbij

hard by means mean 'close to' or 'near'

hard cheese

pech

hard cheese means hard luck

hard of hearing

slechthorend

someone who's hard of hearing is a bit deaf