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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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hard on someone's heels

iemand op de hielen zitten

if you are hard on someone's heels, you are close to them and trying to catch them

hard sell

agressieve verkoop

if someone puts a lot of pressure on you to do or buy something, they are hard selling it

hard to come by

moeilijk te krijgen

if something is hard to come by, it is difficult to find

hard up

krap zitten

if you are hard up, you have very little money

haste makes waste

haastige spoed is zelden goed

if you try to do something quickly, you're likely to end up spending more time, money

hatchet job

karaktermoord

a piece of criticism that destroys someone's reputation is a hatchet job

have a ball

lol hebben

if you have a ball, you have a great time, a lot of fun

have a bash

een poging wagen

if you have a bash at something, you try to do it, especially when there isn't much chance of success

have a card up your sleeve

iets achter de hand houden

if this fails he may well have another card up his sleeve

have a chip on your shoulder

verongelijkt doen

what happened? why do you have a chip on your shoulder?

have a finger in the pie

een vinger in de pap hebben

have an interest in and be involved in something

have a go

iets proberen

if you have a go, you try to do it, especially when there isn't much chance of success

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