Engelse uitdrukkingen

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

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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

hear it on the grapevine

in het roddelcircuit

to hear news from someone who heard the news from someone else