engelse grammatica veelgebruikte 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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throw your weight around

op je strepen staan

use your authority to get what you want

thumb your nose at

je neus ophalen voor iets

if you thumb your nose at something, you reject it or scorn it

tickle your fancy

prikkelt je zintuigen

if something tickles your fancy, it appeals to you and you want to try it or have it

tie the knot

in het huwelijksbootje stappen

when people tie the knot, they get married

tied to your mother's apron strings

aan moeders rokken hangen

a child (often a boy) who is so used to his mother's care that he can't do anything on his own

tight ship

weinig ruimte geven

control something strictly and don't allow people much freedom of action

tighten your belt

de broekriem aanhalen

if you have to tighten your belt, you have to economise

till the cows come home

tot sint juttemis

i'm sure you can wait for your money till the cows come home

till you're blue in the face

tot je erbij neervalt

do something repeatedly without achieving the desired result until you're incredibly frustrated

time and again

keer op keer

if something happens time and again, it happens repeatedly

time flies

de tijd vliegt

this idiom means that time moves quickly and often unnoticed

time is on my side

de tijd is aan mijn hand

have the luxury of not having to worry about how long something will take