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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

nachtbraker

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

nip off

even weggaan

i'm nipping off to get some milk

nip out

even weggaan

she'll be back in a minute- she's just nipped out to the shops

no bed of roses

niet makkelijk

if something isn't a bed of roses, it is difficult

no can do

dat kan niet

when you can't or won't do whatever has been asked

no ifs or buts

geen gemaar

ifs and buts are the reasons people give for not wanting to do something

no laughing matter

geen grapje

something that is no laughing matter is very serious