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As ons kat een koei was, konnen we ze melken veu de stoof*

* If our cat was a cow, we could milk it in front of the hearth

Dutch | Flemish Flanders, Belgium

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

Used as a reply when someone says something hypothetical starting with "If". It expresses something like: "it's no use thinking that way, because things aren't that way."

"As we een kaart hadde meegenome zoude we nà zo nie zitte zuken." "Ja, en as ons kat een koei was, konnen we ze melken veu de stoof."

"If we had brought a map, we wouldn't be searching like this." "Yes, and if our cat was a cow, we could milk it in front of the hearth."


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het hol van pluto*

* the ass of pluto

Dutch | Flemish Flanders, Belgium

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

The middle of nowhere

"We waren echt in het hol van pluto, er was geen enkel huis te bespeuren!"

"We were really in the ass of pluto, there were no houses to be seen!"


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met je gat in de boter vallen *

* to fall with your ass in the butter

Dutch | Flemish Flanders, Belgium

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

To be very lucky, to end up in a good place

"De eigenaar van het hotel was heel vriendelijk. We zijn er echt met ons gat in de boter gevallen!"

"The owner of the hotel was very nice. We really fell with our asses in the butter there!"


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het leven is geen ponykamp*

* life is not a pony camp

Dutch | Flemish Flanders, Belgium

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

Life is not always easy.

"Ik ben gebuisd voor mijn examen. Helaas, maar het leven is geen ponykamp."

"I failed my exam. It sucks, but life's not a pony camp."


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te veel van het goede *

* too much of the good

Dutch | Flemish Flanders, Belgium

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

When there’s such an excessive amount of something you normally like, it’s no longer enjoyable.

"Chocomelk én brownies, da’s te veel van het goede."

"Chocolate milk AND brownies, that’s too much of the good."


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