engelse grammatica veelgebruikte 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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give someone a leg up

een kontje geven

help someone to achieve something that they couldn't have done alone

give someone a piece of your mind

laten weten wat je vindt

if you give someone a piece of your mind, you criticise them strongly and angrily

give someone a run for their money

iemand het vuur na aan de schenen leggen

when you compete very strongly against someone who is expected to win a competition

give someone stick

iemand op zijn kop geven

if someone gives you stick, they criticise you or punish you

give someone the cold shoulder

iemand koeltjes bejegenen

after we fell out, she gave me the could shoulder for a month

give the nod

toestemming geven

if you give the nod to something, you approve it or give permission to do it

give up

opgeven

I gave up taking sugar in tea and coffee to lose weight

give up on

opgeven

I gave up on them when I heard what they were saying behind my back

give up the ghost

de geest geven

people give up the ghost when they die, machines stop working

glass ceiling

glazen plafond

the glass ceiling prevents women from getting promoted to the highest ranks

gloves are off

met het mes op tafel

when the gloves are off, people start to argue or fight in a more serious way

gnaw your vitals

het vreet aan je

if something gnaws your vitals, it troubles you greatly