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Op deze pagina kun je ruim 3000 Engelse uitdrukkingen, spreekwoorden en gezegden opzoeken, met een verklaring in het Nederlands. Het zijn de uitdrukkingen die worden gebruikt door Engelse en Amerikaanse jongeren. Zoekopdrachten die geen resultaat opleveren worden opgeslagen, zodat we ons bestand kunnen aanvullen.

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have a heart

meevoelen

if someone has a heart, they are kind and sympathetic

have a trick up your sleeve

een geheim plan hebben

if you have a trick up your sleeve, you have a secret strategy to use when the time is right

have a yen

er zin in hebben

if you have a yen to do something, you have a desire to do it

have an axe to grind with someone

een appeltje te schillen hebben met

she still has an axe to grind with jude over that torn dress

have deep pockets

veel geld hebben

if someone has deep pockets, they are wealthy

have deep pockets but short arms

gierig zijn

someone who has lots of money but never pays for anything

have great misgivings about something

er een hard hoofd in hebben

when you think it won't succeed

have the floor

aan de beurt zijn

if someone has the floor, it is their turn to speak at a meeting

have the guts

de moed hebben

someone who has enough courage to do something has the guts to do it

have the world at your feet

de wereld ligt aan je voeten

if everything is going well and the future looks bright, you have the world at your feet

have your cake and eat it too

alles willen hebben

if someone wants to have their cake and eat it too, they want everything their way

have your collar felt

in de kraag gegrepen worden

if someone has their collar felt, they are arrested

have your fill

ergens genoeg van hebben

if you have had your fill, you are fed up of somebody or something

have your moments

heldere ogenblikken hebben

show a positive behaviour pattern on an occasional basis but not generally

have your work cut out

het druk hebben

if you have your work cut out, you are very busy indeed

having a gas

lol hebben

if you're having a gas, you are having a laugh and enjoying yourself in company

having a row

ruzie hebben

the neighbours are having a row over who must walk the dogs

having an argument

bekvechten

these children are having an argument about nearly everything

he straw that broke the camel's back

de laatste druppel

the problem that made you lose your temper

he that travels far knows much

wie veel reist kan veel verhalen

people who travel widely have a wide knowledge

he'll rue the day

de dag heugen

he'll rue the day means that the person will one day bitterly regret what he has done

head for the hills

weglopen

if people head for the hills, they run away from trouble

head is in the clouds

met je hoofd in de wolken lopen

if a person has their head in the clouds, they have unrealistic, impractical ideas

head on

frontaal

with the head or front pointing at something

head on the block

je kop gaat eraf

b be held responsible and suffer the consequences for something that has gone wrong

head or tail

kop of munt

head and tail are the two sides of a coin

head over heels in love

smoorverliefd

when someone falls passionately in love and is intoxicated by the feeling

heads will roll

er gaan koppen rollen

if heads will roll, people will be punished or sacked for something that has gone wrong

headstrong

koppig

a headstrong person is obstinate and does not take other people's advice readily

hear a pin drop

ja kan een speld hoen vallen

if there is complete silence in a room, you can hear a pin drop