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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.

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boot is on the other foot

de rollen zijn omgedraaid

a person who was in a position of weakness is now in a position of strength

born with a silver spoon in your mouth

met een zilveren lepel in de mond geboren zijn

if you are born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you are born into a rich family

borrow

lenen aan

I borrowed pete some cd's

borrow from

lenen van

I borrowed this dvd from pete

bottom line

de conclusie

in accountancy, the bottom line is net income, and is used to mean the conclusion

bounce ideas

klankborden

if you bounce ideas off someone, you share your ideas to find out whether they think they would work

bounce off the walls

uit je dak gaan

if someone's bouncing off the walls, they are very excited about something

bouquet of orchids

de gladiolen

if someone deserves a bouquet of orchids, they have done very well

box and dice

alles

box and dice means everything

box clever

wijsneus

if you box clever, you use your intelligence to get what you want, even if you have to cheat a bit

boxing and coxing

verantwoordelijkheid delen

people sharing responsibilities so that one of them is working while the other isn't

boys in blue

de politie

the boys in blue are the police

brace yourself

zet je schrap

prepare for something unpleasant

brain surgery

niet moeilijk

if something is not brain surgery, it isn't very complicated or difficult to understand or master

brass monkey

extreem koud

if it's cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey, it is extremely cold

brass neck

schaamteloos

someone who has the brass neck to do something has no sense of shame about what they do

bread and butter

dagelijkse beslommeringen

bread and butter issues are ones that affect people directly and in a very important way

breadwinner

broodwinner

used to describe the person that earns the most money

break a leg

toi toi toi

break a leg is what actors say when they wish each other good luck

break even

break even

if you break even, you don't make any money, but you don't lose any either

break new ground

nieuwe paden betreden

with this research the company is definitely breaking new ground

break the ice

het ijs breken

what line do you normally use to break the ice?

break your duck

iets voor de eerste keer doen

if you break your duck, you do something for the first time

break your heart

gebroken hart

if someone upsets you greatly, they break your heart, especially if they end a relationship

breathe down your neck

in je nek hijgen

stop breathing down my neck, will you

breathe life into

nieuw leven blazen in

if you breathe life into something, you give people more energy and enthusiasm again

breathe your last

je laatste adem uitblazen

when you breathe your last, you die

bridge the gap

de kloof overbruggen

if you bridge the gap, you make a connection where there is a great difference

bright and breezy

opgewekt zijn

when someone is cheerful and full of energy, they are bright and breezy

bright as a button

slimmerik

a person who is as bright as a button is very intelligent or smart