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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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eat your words

je woorden inslikken

accept publicly that you were wrong about something you said

economical with the truth

niet de hele waarheid vertellen

leave out information in order to create a false picture, without actually lying

egg on your face

voor gek staan

if someone has egg on their face, they are made to look foolish or embarrassed

elbow grease

mouwen opstropen

if something requires elbow grease, it involves a lot of hard physical work

elbow room

ruimte om te bewegen

if you haven't got enough elbow room, you haven't got enough space

eleventh hour

het elfde uur

if something happens at the eleventh hour, it happens right at the last minute

empty vessels make the most noise

holle vaten klinken het hardst

the thoughtless often speak the most

end in tears

op huilen uitlopen

something that will cause sadness is said to end in tears

even keel

uitgebalanceerd

if something is on an even keel, it is balanced

even steven

alles is gelijk

if everything is equal between people, they are even steven

every ass likes to hear himself bray

zichzelf graag horen praten

this means that people like the sound of their own voice

every cloud has a silver lining

achter de wolken schijnt de zon

it is always possible to get something positive out of a situation