engelse grammatica veelgebruikte uitdrukkingen

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back to square one

terug naar af

when you have to start again

back to the drawing board

helemaal opnieuw beginnen

you have to go back to the beginning and start something again

back to the salt mines

met frisse tegenzin

a humorous way of talking about returning to work, usually with some reluctance

back to the wall

met de rug tegen de muur

you are in a difficult situation with very little room for manoeuvre

back up

steunen

the students backed jenny up when she was told off by the teacher

back-of-the-envelope calculation

op een bierviltje

a quick approximate calculation done informally, as on the back of an envelope

back-room boys

mensen achter de schermen

people who do important work but have no contact with the public

backhanded compliment

een sarcastisch compliment

a complement which could also be interpreted as an insult

backseat driver

de beste stuurlui staan aan wal

a back-seat driver is an annoying person who is gives advice which is either wrong or unwelcome

bad apple

rotte appel

a person who is bad and makes other bad is a bad apple

bad at

slecht in

i'm very bad at maths

bad blood

gebrouilleerd zijn

if people feel hate because of what happened in the past, there is bad blood between them

bad hair day

het gaat niet volgens plan

when things are not going the way you would like or had planned

bad mouth

slecht over iets of iemand praten

when you are bad mouthing,you are saying negative things about someone