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handwriting like chicken scratch

Hanenpoten

if your handwriting is very hard to read, it is like chicken scratch

hang around

rondhangen

they hang around the station most of the day

hang by a thread

aan een zijden draad hangen

if something hangs by a thread, there is a very small chance of it being successful or surviving

hang in the balance

het kan twee kanten uitgaan

when there are at least two possibilities and it is impossible to predict which will win out

hang on

even wachten

could you hang on for a moment till she's free

hang out

uithangen

he hangs out in the pub most nights

hang out to dry

iemand in de steek laten

if you hang someone out to dry, you abandon them when they are in trouble

hang up on

ophangen

a telesales person called, so I hung up on them

hard as nails

spijkerhard

a person who is as hard as nails is either physically tough or has no respect for other people's feelings

hard by

dichtbij

hard by means mean 'close to' or 'near'

hard cheese

pech

hard cheese means hard luck

hard of hearing

slechthorend

someone who's hard of hearing is a bit deaf