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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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look out for number one

alleen aan jezelf denken

take care of yourself and your interests, rather than those of other people

look round

rondkijken

we looked round the house and decided that we didn't like it

look up

opzoeken

I didn't know the correct spelling so I had to look it up in the dictionary

look up to

opkijken naar

she's looks up to her mother

look what the cat dragged in

wie hebben we daar

when someone arrives looking a mess or flustered and bothered

lose face

gezichtsverlies lijden

to lose one's reputation or standing is to lose face

lose the plot

de draad kwijt zijn

if someone loses the plot, they have stopped being rational about something

lose your bottle

de moed verliezen

if someone loses their bottle, they lose the courage to do something

lose your lunch

over je nek gaan

if you lose your lunch, you vomit

lose your marbles

je verstand verliezen

if someone has lost their marbles, they've gone mad

love is blind

liefde is blind

if you love someone, it doesn't matter what they look like

lower the bar

de lat lager leggen

when people change the standards required to make things easier