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. 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.

Pas overigens op met het gebruik van spreekwoorden. Het is goed om ze te kennen, maar als je ze te veel gebruikt klink je net als je oma. Ook trendy uitdrukkingen kunnen link zijn: wat vandaag ziek is, is morgen sneu.

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in someone's pocket

in je zak hebben

if a person is in someone's pocket, they are dependent on them

in spades

stapels

when you have something in spades, you have a lot of it

in stitches

de slappe lach hebben

if someone is in stitches, they are laughing uncontrollably

in the bag

kat in het bakkie

if something is in the bag, it is certain that you will get it or achieve it

in the cards

in de kaarten staan

if something is in the cards, it is bound to happen

in the clear

niet verdacht zijn

if someone is in the clear, they are no longer suspected of wrongdoing

in the doghouse

verguisd worden

if someone is in the doghouse, they are very unpopular at the moment

in the driver's seat

aan het roer

if you are in the driver's seat, you are in charge of something

in the family way

zwanger zijn

if a woman is in the family way, she is pregnant

in the flesh

in levende lijve

if you see someone in the flesh you really see them

in the gravy

in goede doen zijn

if you're in the gravy, you're rich and make money easily

in the hot seat

onder vuur liggen

if someone's in the hot seat, they are the target for a lot of criticism

in the know

volledig op de hoogte zijn

if you are in the know, you know everything about what is happening

in the long run

op de lange termijn, of uiteindelijk

over a long period of time, or in the end

in the loop

goed op de hoogte zijn

if you're in the loop, you are fully informed about what is happening

in the lurch

in de steek laten

if you are left in the lurch, you are left in tricky situation

in the making

wordt aan gewerkt

when something is in the making, it is in the process of being made

in the offing

kan ieder moment gebeuren

if something is in the offing, it is very likely to happen soon

in the pipeline

in de koker

if something's in the pipeline, it hasn't arrived yet but it is expected

in the red

rood staan

if your bank account is overdrawn, it is in the red

in the saddle

in het zadel zitten

if you're in the saddle, you are in control of a situation

in the same boat

in hetzelfde schuitje

if people are in the same boat, they are in the same predicament or trouble

in the short run

op korte termijn

this refers to the immediate future

in the soup

in de puree

if you're in the soup, you're in trouble

in the twinkling of an eye

in een oogwenk

if something happens in the twinkling of an eye, it happens very quickly

in this day and age

vandaag de dag

now; in these modern times

in turn

om de beurt

this means one after the other

in two minds

op twee gedachten hinken

if you are in two minds about something, you can't decide what to do

in your blood

in je bloed zitten

a trait that is deeply ingrained in someone's personality is in their blood

in your element

in je element zijn

if you are in your element, you feel happy and relaxed