engelse grammatica veelgebruikte uitdrukkingen

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a woman given an unimportant position so that government can pretend it takes women seriously

war chest


a war chest is a fund that can be used to finance a campaign

war of words


a war of words is a bitter argument between people or organisations

warm the cockles of your heart

je hart goed doen

if something warms the cockles of your heart, it makes you feel happy



be very angry about something and do anything to get things sorted

warts and all

met alle fouten van iemand

if you like someone warts and all, you like them with all their faults

wash away


the stall on the beach was washed away in the storm last night

wash down


I washed the antibiotics down with a glass of water

wash out


the rain washed out the championship final

wash over


he felt numb as grief washed over him

wash up


after the crash, several bodies washed up on the beach

wash your hands of something

je handen afhouden van

you disassociate yourself and accept no responsibility for what will happen

waste not, want not

wie spaart heeft wat

if you don't waste things, you are less likely to end up lacking

waste of skin

totaal overbodig

if a person is referred to as a 'waste of skin', it means he is not worth very much