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iets door de vingers zien*

* seeing something through the fingers

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

Allowing something when you shouldn't. It's about pretending not to see something, when you actually do see it: covering your eyes but actually looking through your fingers.

"Mark heeft zijn huiswerk niet gemaakt, maar ik zie het door de vingers omdat hij het al zo druk heeft."

"Mark didn't do his homework, but I'll see it through the fingers as he's already so busy."


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