Engelse 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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watch over

letten op

the lecturer watched over the students as they did the experiment

watching paint dry

oersaai

if something is like watching paint dry, it is really boring

water off a duck's back

van je afglijden

if criticism is like water off a duck's back, people aren't affected by it in the slightest

water under the bridge

zand erover

something that belongs to the past and isn't important any more

watering hole

kroeg

a watering hole is a pub

watery grave

verdronken

if someone has gone to a watery grave, they have drowned

way to go

goed zo

way to go means you have done well

weak at the knees

slappe knieen

if people go weak at the knees, they have an emotional reaction to something

wear a plastic smile

een neplach

when people appear to be happier than they actually are

wear away

slijten

the lawn has been worn away by people walking across it

wear belt and braces

zonder risico

someone who wears belt and braces is very cautious and takes no risks

wear down

afpeigeren

the stress of my job is wearing me down