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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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

walk a mile in my shoes

in andermans schoenen staan

you should try to understand someone before criticizing them

walk a tightrope

op je tenen lopen

you have to be very careful not to anger people who could become enemies

walk in the park

een eitje

an undertaking that is easy is a walk in the park the opposite is also true - 'no walk in the park'

walk on eggshells

op eieren lopen

you have to be very careful because they get angry or offended very easily

walk the green mile

op het onvermijdelijke afstevenen

someone or something that is walking the green mile is heading towards the inevitable

walk the plank

zijn ondergang tegemoet

if someone walks the plank, they are going toward their own destruction or downfall

walking on air

met je hoofd in de wolken lopen

if you are walking on air, you are so happy that you feel as if you could float