PetraB

Netherlands

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Dutch Netherlands

je op glad ijs begeven

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(to find yourself on slippery ice) • To be in a situation where you have to be very careful, or else you will get into trouble.

"Let op je woorden, jongedame. Je begeeft je op glad ijs."

"Watch your language, young lady. You are on slippery ice."

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Dutch Netherlands

houtje touwtje

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everybody

(little wood little rope) • When something is not really well put together, as if it were handcrafted from only wood and rope.

"Het achterlicht van de auto ging stuk, voor het moment heb ik het houtje touwtje gerepareerd"

"The backlight of my car was broke, for the moment I fixed it little wood little rope"

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Dutch Netherlands

punt uit

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(point out) • To say explicitly that this is the end of a discussion, or this is how it's done.

"Ik had je al eerder gezegd, je krijgt nu geen koekje, punt uit."

"I told you before, you are not getting a biscuit, point out."

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Dutch Netherlands

stroop je mouwen maar op

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everybody

( you better roll op your sleeves) • This is said before a difficult or hard task as a way of saying "get ready" or "be prepared".

"Stroop je mouwen maar op voordat je daar aan begint"

"You better roll up your sleeves before you start that."