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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wear off

uitwerken

the anaesthetic wore off and my tooth started hurting

wear out

verslijten

she used the car so many times that she wore the thing out

wear your heart on your sleeve

je hart op je tong dragen

someone who wears their heart on their sleeve shows their emotions and feelings publicly

weather a storm

een crisis overwinnen

if you weather a storm, you get through a crisis or hard times

weight off your shoulders

een pak van je hart

when you have relieved yourself of something that has been troubling you

well-heeled

goed voorzien

someone who is well-heeled is rich

well-oiled

in de olie zijn

if someone is well-oiled, they have drunk a lot

well-oiled machine

goed geoliede machine

something that functions very well is a well-oiled machine

were you born in a barn?

in de kerk geboren

if someone asks you this, it means that you forgot to close the door when you came in

wet behind the ears

nog niet droog achter je oren

someone who is wet behind the ears is either very young or inexperienced

wet blanket

koude douche

a wet blanket is someone who tries to spoil other people's fun

wet your whistle

je keel smeren

if you are thirsty and have an alcoholic drink, you wet your whistle