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needle in a haystack

naald in een hooiberg

when it is very difficult to find something among everything around it

neither fish nor fowl

vlees noch vis

something that doesn't really fit into any one group

neither here nor there

doet er niet toe

if something is neither here nor there, it is of very little importance

nerves of steel

stalen zenuwen

if someone has nerves of steel, they don't get frightened

nest egg

appeltje voor de dorst

if you have some money saved for the future, it is a nest egg

never a rose without the prick

geen roos zonder doornen

good things always have something bad as well

new blood

nieuw bloed

if something needs new blood, it needs new ideas or people to invigorate it

new kid on the block

een groentje

someone who has recently joined a team and doesn't know how things work yet

night owl


a night owl is someone who goes to bed very late

ninth circle of hell

kan niet erger

something that couldn't get worse

nip at the bit

staan te trappelen

if someone is nipping at the bit, they are anxious and don't want to wait

nip it in the bud

in de kiem smoren

deal with a problem when it is still small, before it can grow into something serious