beat the Dutch

beat the Dutch

obsolete To surpass expectation, imagination, or belief. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Look at the fanfare, the fireworks, the massive crowd! This celebration truly beats the Dutch!
See also: beat, Dutch

beat the Dutch

see under beat all.
See also: beat, Dutch
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Obviously we came here to win, but there was no way we were going to beat the Dutch team today.
The enquiry was handed back to the room as Scot canvassed our opinion of whether we believed we could beat the Dutch.
The fact that the Scots beat the Dutch is good for the group I think, because it now sets it up nicely for our game with them.
Reading midfielder Jo Potter is in line to replace suspended Jill Scott, who scored the goal that beat the Dutch at this stage in 2009.
Wright, who also made it to the final of the Betway Premier League where he had Van Gerwen on the ropes, has managed to beat the Dutch colossus three times this year, so his confidence has to be through the roof.
With the exception of England's outstanding 4-1 win over Holland at Euro 96, the Three Lions last beat the Dutch in 1982 when Paul Mariner and Tony Woodcock secured a 2-0 victory.
He said Pakistan beat the Dutch team by 5-3 and beat European team by 9-1.
Whiley, from Halesowen, and Kamiji beat the Dutch duo of Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot 6-2 5-7 6-3, recovering strongly from a second-set slump.
This time it was Argentina's goal-keeper Sergio Romero who saved a couple to beat the Dutch and end their hopes to win the World Cup.
Lionel Messi's Argentina beat the Dutch 4-2 in a penalty shootout after their cagey semifinal in Sao Paulo finished goalless.
Celtic moved above Ajax and into third place in Group H when they beat the Dutch side 2-0 at Parkhead in their most recent European encounter.
It is true that EoACAywhen the going gets tough, the tough get going', as Portugal's captain Cristiano Ronaldo proved when he led his team to come from behind and beat the Dutch 2-1 to reach the quarter-finals, where they will face the Czechs.
Germany need a point to make sure they advance but the group qualifying permutations could be complicated if Germany lose and Portugal, with three points, beat the Dutch on Sunday.
They will reach the finals as best runners-up if they beat the Dutch at home.
Redknapp is keen for Spurs to beat the Dutch side in order to avoid the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, who are all certain to top their groups, in the last 16.
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