engelse grammatica veelgebruikte uitdrukkingen

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piping hot

gloeiend heet

if food is piping hot, it is very hot indeed

place in the sun

hoog en droog zitten

if you have your place in the sun, you find wealth or whatever you are looking for in life

plain jane

een miep

a plain jane is a woman who isn't particularly attractive

plain sailing

een eitje

when something is relatively easy and there are no problems doing it

play around


the children were playing around and being annoying

play away


the first team play away at nottingham tomorrow

play down


the government has tried to play down the scandal

play for keeps

voor het echie spelen

when you take things very seriously; it is not a mere game

play for time

tijd rekken

delay something because you are not ready or need more time

play hard to get

geen interesse tonen in een jongen

pretend not to be interested or attracted by someone

play hardball

keihard zijn

if someone plays hardball, they are very aggressive in trying to achieve their aim

play hooky


if people play hooky, they don't attend school when they should