engelse grammatica veelgebruikte uitdrukkingen

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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.

 

watery grave

verdronken

if someone has gone to a watery grave, they have drowned

way to go

goed zo

way to go means you have done well

weak at the knees

slappe knieen

if people go weak at the knees, they have an emotional reaction to something

wear a plastic smile

een neplach

when people appear to be happier than they actually are

wear away

slijten

the lawn has been worn away by people walking across it

wear belt and braces

zonder risico

someone who wears belt and braces is very cautious and takes no risks

wear down

afpeigeren

the stress of my job is wearing me down

wear off

uitwerken

the anaesthetic wore off and my tooth started hurting

wear out

verslijten

she used the car so many times that she wore the thing out

wear your heart on your sleeve

je hart op je tong dragen

someone who wears their heart on their sleeve shows their emotions and feelings publicly

weather a storm

een crisis overwinnen

if you weather a storm, you get through a crisis or hard times

weight off your shoulders

een pak van je hart

when you have relieved yourself of something that has been troubling you