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many happy returns

nog vele jaren

this expression is used to wish someone a happy birthday

mark my words

let op mijn woorden

when a speaker is saying something he things will happen in the future

matter of life and death

zaak van leven en dood

if something is a matter of life and death, it is extremely important

measure twice, cut once

denk twee keer na

once you've made some decisions, it's hard to change it so think carefully before making a decision

meet someone halfway

iemand tegemoet komen

if you meet someone halfway, you accept some of their ideas and make concessions

meet your expectations

aan de verwachting voldoen

when something is as as good as you thought it would be

meet your match

je gelijke ontmoeten

meet a person who is at least as good if not better than you

melting pot

smeltkroes

a melting pot is a place where people from many ethnicities live together

memory like a sieve

geheugen als een vergiet

if somebody can't remember things and quickly forgets

memory like an elephant

geheugen als een olifant

when a person has a very good memory indeed

millstone round your neck

blok aan je been

a millstone around your neck is a problem that prevents you from doing what you want to do

mince words

de boel verdraaien

if people mince their words, they don't say what they really mean clearly

mind your own beeswax

let op je eigen zaken

people should mind their own business

mind your p's and q's

je goed gedragen

when you are careful about the way you behave and are polite