engelse grammatica veelgebruikte uitdrukkingen

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learn the ropes

de trucjes leren

if you are learning the ropes, you are learning how to do something

leave no stone unturned

de onderste steen bovenhalen

if you look everywhere to find something you leave no stone unturned

leave well alone

uit de buurt blijven

if you leave something well alone, you keep a safe distance from it

left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing

de linkerhand weet niet waar de rechterhand me bezig is

this is what you say when actions are uncoordinated

left in the dark

in het duister tasten

when you aren't given the information that you should have

left to your own devices

alleen gelaten worden

if someone is left to their own devices, they can do what they want

lend

lenen aan

lend me that book, will you?

lend an ear

je oor te luisteren leggen

if you lend an ear, you listen to what someone has to say

lesser of two evils

minste van twee kwaden

something that is the lesser of two evils, is an unpleasant option, but not as bad as the other

let alone

laat staan

this is used to emphasise how extreme something could be

let bygones be bygones

het verleden laten rusten

if people decide to let bygones be bygones, they forget old problems

let down

uitleggen (van kleding)

he's grown so much, we'll have to let his trousers down