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virgin territory

onontgonnen gebied

if something is virgin territory, it hasn't been explored before

vote down

wegstemmen

the new government bill was voted down in parliament

vote for

stemmen op

vote for clever dick as our new prime minister!

vote into

iemand ergens in stemmen

she was voted into the local council for the second time running

vote out of

iemand wegstemmen

he was voted out of the local council after the sex scandal

wait for

wachten op (uk)

he's waiting for a friend

wait on

wachten op (usa)

he's waiting on a friend

wait on

bedienen

they have two waiters waiting on each table

wait up

opblijven

don't wait up, I'll be home late tonight

waiting in the wings

in de coulissen klaar staan

be in the background, but nearby, ready to act on short notice

wake up and smell the coffee

wakker worden

when someone doesn't realise what is really happening, you tell them to wake up and smell the coffee

walk a fine line

op je tenen lopen

if you have to walk a fine line, you have to be very careful not to anger people