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silver screen

het grote doek

the silver screen is the cinema

since time immemorial

al eeuwen

when it's been going on for a very a long time

sit around

op je krent zitten

they just sat around while the others did all the work

sit on

iemand stevig aanpakken

if his girlfriend finds out, she'll get mad and sit on him

sit through

uitzitten

I was bored halfway through, but I sat through the film

six feet under

onder de zoden

a term for being dead, referring to a grave six feet underground

sixty-four-thousand-dollar-question

de hamvraag

the most important question that can be asked about something

skate on thin ice

je op glad ijs begeven

if someone is skating on thin ice, they are taking a big risk

skin and bones

gratenpakhuis

if someone is skin and bones, they are very underweight and look bad

skin someone alive

iemand levend vullen

if someone skins you alive, they admonish and punish you hard

slap on the wrist

een standje krijgen

a very minor punishment

slap someone in the face

iemand tegen de schenen schoppen

to insult someone

sleep off

roes uitslapen

she went to bed to sleep off the effects of the tequila

sleep on

nachtje over slapen

my boss said she'd have to sleep on it when I asked her for a raise

sleep over

logeren

the au pair made tea for the friends who were sleeping over

sleep through

ergens doorheen slapen

I slept through the storm when some slates fell off the roof

slim chance

kleine kans

a slim chance is a very small chance

slip of the tongue

een verspreking

if you say something accidentally, it is a slip of the tongue

slip through one's fingers

door je vingers glippen

if something slips through one's fingers it escapes or is lost through carelessness

slippery slope

glijdende schaal

a slippery slope is where a measure would lead to further worse measures

slow boat to china

tergend langzaam

something that is very slow and takes a long time

slow but sure

langzaam maar zeker

when it takes time to do something, but it will be done

slowly, slowly catchy monkey

langzaam maar zeker

this means that eventually you will achieve your goal

sly as a fox

slim als een vos

someone who is as sly as a fox is cunning and can get what they want

small beer

onbelangrijk

if something is small beer, it's unimportant

small dog, tall weeds

veel geschreeuw, weinig wol

when you do not believe someone can handle a task or job

small fry

onbelangrijk

if someone is small fry, they are unimportant

small of your back

onderrug

the lower part of your back just above your butt

smart Alec

bijdehandje

a smart alec is someone who likes to show off how clever they are

smarty pants

slimmerik

a smarty pants is someone who displays the intelligence in an annoying way