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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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wind up

irriteren

the children are really winding me up

wind up

opdoeken

the company was wound up when the creditors demanded payment

wind up

opwinden

I forgot to wind up my alarm clock and overslept

window dressing

net doen alsof

pretend to do something, without actually doing it

winner takes all

de winnaar krijgt alles

if everything goes to the winner, as in an election, the winner takes all

wipe the floor with

de vloer aanvegen met

you destroy the arguments or defeat someone easily

wipe the smile of someone's face

met de voeten terug op aarde zetten

do something to make someone feel less pleased with themselves

with a heavy hand

met harde hand

in a strict way, exerting a lot of control

with flying colours

met vlag en wimpel

pass easily, with a very high mark or grade

with friends like that, who needs enemies?

nare vrienden

treat someone badly that they are supposed to be friends with

within a whisker

op het randje

if you come within a whisker, you very nearly manage to do it but don't succeed

without a hitch

zonder problemen

if something happens without a hitch, nothing at all goes wrong