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.


ghost of a chance

geen enkele kans

have no hope whatsoever of succeeding

gift of the gab

goed van de tongriem gesneden zijn

if someone has the gift of the gab, they speak in a persuasive and interesting way

gilded cage

gouden kooi

if someone is in a gilded cage, they are trapped and have restricted or no freedom

girl Friday


a girl friday is a female assistant without any specific duties

give a bad time

iemand moeilijk maken

a lot of teasing, a rough time

give a big hand

applaus geven

applaud by clapping hands 'let's give all the contestants a big hand'

give and take

geven en nemen

where there is give and take, people make concessions in order to get things they want

give as good as you get

van jetje geven

if you give as good as you get, you are prepared to fight for what you believe

give head


giving head is the same as a blow job

give in


the projects have to be given in three weeks before end of term

give in


I couldn't finish the crossword so I gave in and looked at the answers

give it some stick

je best doen

(uk) if you give something some stick, you put a lot of effort into it