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Op deze pagina kun je ruim 3000 Engelse uitdrukkingen, spreekwoorden en gezegden opzoeken, met een verklaring in het Nederlands. Het zijn de uitdrukkingen die worden gebruikt door Engelse en Amerikaanse jongeren. Zoekopdrachten die geen resultaat opleveren worden opgeslagen, zodat we ons bestand kunnen aanvullen.

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blow the whistle

verklikken

that rat blew the whistle on me

blow your mind

versteld doen staan

something that will blow your mind will amaze you beyond explanation

blow your own trumpet

jezelf op de borst kloppen

boast about your talents and achievements

blow your stack

je zelfbeheersing verliezen

if you blow your stack, you lose your temper

blow your top

je zelfbeheersing verliezen

if someone blows their top, they lose their temper

blue blood

blauw bloed

someone with blue blood is royalty

blue-eyed boy / girl

oogappel

she is his blue eyed girls for sure

bob's your uncle

klaar is kees

one, two, three and bob's your uncle!

Bobby knocking

belletje trekken

UK: a game or a prank younger people play which involves knocking on someones door and leaving before they answer

Bobby knocking

belletje trekken

UK: a game or a prank younger people play which involves knocking on someones door and leaving before they answer

bold as brass

zeer zelfverzekerd zijn

someone who is as bold as brass is very confident and not worried about other people

bolt from the blue

donderslag bij heldere hemel

his decision came like a bolt from the blue

bone to pick

een appel te schillen hebben

you are annoyed about something they have done and want to tell them how you feel

boot is on the other foot

de rollen zijn omgedraaid

a person who was in a position of weakness is now in a position of strength

born with a silver spoon in your mouth

met een zilveren lepel in de mond geboren zijn

if you are born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you are born into a rich family

borrow

lenen aan

I borrowed pete some cd's

borrow from

lenen van

I borrowed this dvd from pete

bottom line

de conclusie

in accountancy, the bottom line is net income, and is used to mean the conclusion

bounce ideas

klankborden

if you bounce ideas off someone, you share your ideas to find out whether they think they would work

bounce off the walls

uit je dak gaan

if someone's bouncing off the walls, they are very excited about something

bouquet of orchids

de gladiolen

if someone deserves a bouquet of orchids, they have done very well

box and dice

alles

box and dice means everything

box clever

wijsneus

if you box clever, you use your intelligence to get what you want, even if you have to cheat a bit

boxing and coxing

verantwoordelijkheid delen

people sharing responsibilities so that one of them is working while the other isn't

boys in blue

de politie

the boys in blue are the police

brace yourself

zet je schrap

prepare for something unpleasant

brain surgery

niet moeilijk

if something is not brain surgery, it isn't very complicated or difficult to understand or master

brass monkey

extreem koud

if it's cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey, it is extremely cold

brass neck

schaamteloos

someone who has the brass neck to do something has no sense of shame about what they do

bread and butter

dagelijkse beslommeringen

bread and butter issues are ones that affect people directly and in a very important way