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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

grass roots

grass roots

the ordinary people or voters

gravy train

op rozen zitten

someone who is on the gravy train, has found an easy way to make lots of money

grease someone's palm

iemand wat toestoppen

if you grease someone's palm, you bribe them to do something

greased lightning

witte tornado

if something moves like greased lightning, it moves very fast

green around the gills

pips zien

if someone looks green around the gills, they look ill

green fingers

groene vingers

someone with green fingers has a talent for gardening

green light

groene licht

if you are given the green light, you are given approval to do something

green with envy

groen van jaloezie

if you are green with envy, you are very jealous

grey area

schemergebied

a grey area is one where there is no clear right or wrong

grey matter

grijze cellen

grey matter is the human brain

grey suits

grijze muizen

people who have a lot of power in business or politics, but aren't well-known or charismatic

grime artist

iemand die grime-muziek maakt

grime is a London urban music style

grin and bear it

accepteer het nou maar

you have to accept something that you don't like

guinea-pig

proefkonijn

if you are a guinea-pig, you take part in an experiment

gung ho

blinde volgzaamheid

if someone is gung ho about something, they support it blindly

hair of the dog

een hersteldrankje

if someone has a hair of the dog, they have an alcoholic drink to get rid of a hangover

hairy at the heel

achter de ellebogen hebben

someone who is hairy at the heel is dangerous or untrustworthy

hale and hearty

Blaken van gezondheid

someone who is hale and hearty is in very good health

half a mind

er ernstig aan denken

if you have half a mind to do something, you haven't decided to do it, but are thinking seriously about it

half-baked

halfbakken

a half-baked idea or scheme hasn't not been thought through or planned very well

hammer and tongs

vol overgave

if people are going at it hammer and tongs, they are arguing fiercely

hand back

teruggeven

the police officer checked my licence, then handed it back

hand down

overdragen

the jewellery has been handed down in my family for generations

hand in

inleveren

I handed in my homework late as usual

hand in glove

dik bevriend

if people are hand in glove, they have an extremely close relationship

hand in hand

hand in hand

work together closely

hand out

uitdelen

the teacher handed out the worksheet to the class