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go the whole hog

tot aan het gaatje gaan

if you go the whole hog, you do something completely or to its limits

go through

doormaken

you wouldn't believe what I went through when I was ill!

go through the motions

iets achteloos ondergaan

when you go through the motions, you do something like an everyday routine

go through with

afmaken

he did promise, but I doubt that he'll go though with it

go to great lengths

je uiterste best doen

to try very hard to achieve a result

go to hell in a handcart

naar de verdoemenis gaan

when it gets worse and worse, with no hope of stopping the decline

go to pieces

in elkaar storten

have an mental collapse

go to your head

naar je hoofd stijgen

if something goes to your head, it makes you feel vain, if alcohol goes to your head, it makes you feel drunk quickly

go under the hammer

onder de hamer gaan

if something goes under the hammer, it is sold in an auction

go up a blind alley

een doodlopende weg bewandelen

If you follow an ineffective course of action which leads nowhere or produces no results

go up to

op af gaan

she went up to him and asked him if he wanted a drink

go west

naar de filistijnen

if something goes west, it goes wrong if someone goes west, they die

go with

doen zonder

does this tie go with my shirt?

go with

passen bij

I had to go without lunch today because I didn't have any time

go with the flow

met de wind meewaaien

if you go with the flow, you accept things as they happen and do what everyone else wants to do

going overboard

overdrijven

if you go overboard with something, then you take something too far

golden handshake

gouden handdruk

a golden handshake is a payment made to someone to get them to leave their job

golden rule

gouden regel

the golden rule is the most essential or fundamental rule

gone to pot

naar z'n grootje

if something has gone to pot, it has gone wrong and doesn't work any more

gone to the dogs

naar de filistijnen

if something has gone to the dogs, it has gone badly wrong

good antennae

goede voelsprieten

someone with good antennae is good at noticing things

good as gold

je netjes gedragen

if children are as good as gold, they behave very well

good fences make good neighbours

met je eigen zaken bemoeien

mind your own business and respect the privacy of others

good hand

goede hulp

if you are a good hand at something, you do it well

good samaritan

goede samaritaan

a good samaritan is a person who helps others in need

good shape

goede conditie

if something is in good shape, it's in good condition if a person is in good shape, they are fit and healthy

good to go

het is akkoord

someone or something that meets your approval is good to go

goody two-shoes

Iemand met een hoge eigendunk

a goody two-shoes is a self-righteous person who makes a great deal of their virtue

grab the bulls by its horns

de koe bij de horens vatten

if you grab (take) the bull by its horns, you deal directly with a problem

grain of salt

korreltje zout

when you take something with a grain of salt, you don't believe it all