engelse grammatica veelgebruikte uitdrukkingen

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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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pay lip service

loze beloftes

express respect, but don't act on your words, so it is hollow and empty

pay off

resultaat opleveren

their patience paid off when he finally showed up and signed the contract

pay off

afbetalen

the mortgage will be paid off in twenty-five years

pay on the nail

boter bij de vis

if you pay on the nail, you pay promptly in cash

pay the piper

op de blaren zitten

accept the consequences of something that you have done wrong

pay through the nose

je blauw betalen

to pay too much for something

pay your dues

tolgeld betaald hebben

when you have had your own struggles and earned your place

pecking order

pikorde

the pecking order is the order of importance or rank

penny wise, pound foolish

goedkoop is duurkoop

be very careful with small amounts of money, yet wasteful with large sums

people who live in glass houses should not throw stones

wat je zegt ben je zelf

don't criticise other people if you're not perfect yourself

pep talk

peptalk

when someone gives you a pep talk it is to help you accomplish something

perish the thought

je moet er niet aan denken

when you really hope something will not happen

pick at

prikken in

our science teacher always picks at steve

pick at

iemand treiteren

I wasn't very hungry so I just picked at my food