idioms & proverbs

idioms & proverbs


dutch

rust, rein­heid & regelmaat

three impor­tant val­ues — rest, puri­ty & routine

spreek wat waar is,
drink wat klaar is,
eet wat gaar is

do not speak any untruths

ter ler­ing en vermaak

mis­cere utile dul­ci — to learn and to enjoy

eng­lish

in the long run

over a long peri­od of time; eventually

slow­ly but surely

in a slow, yet care­ful manner

the cure is worse than the disease

the solu­tion pro­duces a worse net result than the prob­lem does

ital­ian

a buon inten­di­tor, poche parole

lit. a quick learn­er needs few words

è il mio cav­al­lo di battaglia

it is my forte

non c’è due sen­za tre

lit. there is no three with­out two

nor­we­gian

å få blod på tannen

lit. to get blood on your teeth — become dri­ven to do something

fly­te på flesket

lit. float on the (body)fat — rely on your own experience/resources

holde tun­ga rett i munnen

lit. keep­ing the tongue straight in the mouth — to concentrate


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