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yah boo sucks

jammer dan

yah boo & yah boo sucks means that you have no sympathy with someone

yellow press

sensatiepers

the yellow press is a term for the popular and sensationalist newspapers

yellow streak

angsthaas

if someone has a yellow streak, they are cowardly about something

yellow-bellied

angsthaas

a yellow-bellied person is a coward

yes-man

ja-knikker

someone who always agrees with people in authority is a yes-man

yesterday's man or woman

iemand die niet meer belangrijk is

someone whose career is over is yesterday's man or woman

yield to

overgeven aan

I tried to resist, but I yielded to temptation and ate all the ice cream

you are what you eat

je bent wat je eet

this is used to stress the importance of a good diet as a key to good health

you can bet your bottom dollar

je kan er donder op zeggen

you can bet your bottom dollar that it's going to rain when I go out

you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar

je vangt meer vliegen met stroop dan met azijn

it's easier to persuade people if you are polite than if you are confrontational

you can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family

je kan je familie niet uitzoeken

some things you can choose, some you can't, so make the best of what you have

you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink

je kan iemand niet dwingen

you can offer something to someone, but you cannot make them take it