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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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go with

passen bij

I had to go without lunch today because I didn't have any time

go with the flow

met de wind meewaaien

if you go with the flow, you accept things as they happen and do what everyone else wants to do

going overboard

overdrijven

if you go overboard with something, then you take something too far

golden handshake

gouden handdruk

a golden handshake is a payment made to someone to get them to leave their job

golden rule

gouden regel

the golden rule is the most essential or fundamental rule

gone to pot

naar z'n grootje

if something has gone to pot, it has gone wrong and doesn't work any more

gone to the dogs

naar de filistijnen

if something has gone to the dogs, it has gone badly wrong

good antennae

goede voelsprieten

someone with good antennae is good at noticing things

good as gold

je netjes gedragen

if children are as good as gold, they behave very well

good fences make good neighbours

met je eigen zaken bemoeien

mind your own business and respect the privacy of others

good hand

goede hulp

if you are a good hand at something, you do it well

good samaritan

goede samaritaan

a good samaritan is a person who helps others in need

good shape

goede conditie

if something is in good shape, it's in good condition if a person is in good shape, they are fit and healthy

good to go

het is akkoord

someone or something that meets your approval is good to go

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