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shotgun marriage

een moetje

a shotgun marriage, or shotgun wedding, is one that is forced because of pregnancy

shout it from the rooftops

van de daken schreeuwen

make something as widely known and as public as possible

shout out

bedankt

when you shout out to someone, you thank them

show derring-do

grote moed tonen

if a person shows derring-do, they show great courage

show someone the ropes

de kneepjes van het vak leren

explain to someone new how things work and how to do a job

show your true colours

je ware gezicht laten zien

to show your true colours is to reveal yourself as you really are

shrinking violet

muurbloempje

a shy person who doesn't express their views and opinions

shut away

afzonderen

she's shut herself away to revise for her exams

shut away

opsluiten

many people have been shut away in psychiatric hospitals

shut down

voorgoed stoppen

the shop shut down when the out-of-town supermarket opened

shut down

afsluiten

you should close all programs before you shut a computer down

shut in

insluiten

I shut myself in the other day, when the door fell shut

shut off

afsluiten

they shut the water off while they did the repairs

shut out

uitsluiten

he's been shut out of the discussions

shut up

mond dichthouden

he told us to shut up and start working

sick and tired

spuugzat

when something has been going on for a long time and you can no longer tolerate it

sick as a dog

hondsberoerd

if somebody's as sick as a dog, they throw up (vomit) violently

sick to death

spuugzat

if you are sick to death of something, you cannot take any more

sign in

aanmelden

at the hotel we signed in and went straight to bed

sign in

inschrijven

you have to sign in before you can enter the club

sign off

afmelden

I'll sign off now, but will be back later

sign on

aannemen

we've signed on two new teachers

sign on

aanmelden

i've signed on to help at the village feast

sign out

uitschrijven

when we leave we have to sign ourselves out

sign up

inschrijven

i've signed up as a volunteer

sign with

contract hebben bij

he is signed with QPR for the next few years

signed, sealed and delivered

correct afgerond

something that is done correctly, following all the necessary procedures

silence is golden

zwijgen is goud

it is often better to say nothing than to talk, so silence is golden

silly season

komkommertijd

when parliament is closed and nothing happens, so the press reports trivial and stupid stories

silver bullet

de oplossing voor een groot probleem

a silver bullet is a complete solution to a large problem