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grease someone's palm

iemand wat toestoppen

if you grease someone's palm, you bribe them to do something

greased lightning

witte tornado

if something moves like greased lightning, it moves very fast

green around the gills

pips zien

if someone looks green around the gills, they look ill

green fingers

groene vingers

someone with green fingers has a talent for gardening

green light

groene licht

if you are given the green light, you are given approval to do something

green with envy

groen van jaloezie

if you are green with envy, you are very jealous

grey area

schemergebied

a grey area is one where there is no clear right or wrong

grey matter

grijze cellen

grey matter is the human brain

grey suits

grijze muizen

people who have a lot of power in business or politics, but aren't well-known or charismatic

grin and bear it

accepteer het nou maar

you have to accept something that you don't like

guinea-pig

proefkonijn

if you are a guinea-pig, you take part in an experiment

gung ho

blinde volgzaamheid

if someone is gung ho about something, they support it blindly