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Dear John letter


a letter explaining why a relationship is over, is a dear john letter

death of a thousand cuts

beetje bij beetje kapot gaan

lots of small bad things are happening, which add up to a slow and painful demise

death warmed up


after her long illness she looked like death warmed up

deer in the headlights

overvallen worden door iets

when one is caught off guard and needs to make a decision, but cannot react quickly

deliver the goods

doen wat wordt verwacht

when you do what is expected of you

demon weed


tobacco is the demon weed

devil finds work for idle hands

luiheid is des duivels oor kussen

if people don't have anything to do with their time, they are more likely to get involved in trouble

devil is in the detail

het probleem zit in de staart

small things in plans that are often overlooked can cause serious problems later on

devil may care

kan mij het schelen

if you live a devil-may-care life it means you are willing to take more risks than most people

devil's advocate

advocaat van de duivel

adopt a position you don't believe in just for the sake of the argument

diamond in the rough

ruwe diamant

someone who has great potential, but isn't not refined and polished

die down

minder worden

after four days of hype, the readers' interest died down