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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"Well, if you don't beat the Dutch! Say, do you know?--I sha'n't never hear 'Nancy' now that I don't think o' that 'Hep--Hep!' and giggle.
They will play the Netherlands in their semi-final on June 6 and are a best price of 23/17 (Unibet) to beat the Dutch over 90 minutes.
France beat the Dutch 2-1 in September after PSG star Mbappe scored the opener and Chelsea target man Olivier Giroud clinched the three points after Ryan Babel had equalised.
They blew it with a 2-2 draw at PSV and are just 2-5 at McBookie to beat the Dutch at Wembley so take over 2.5 match goals at 1-2.
His Under-21s failed to find a way to beat the Dutch, as they were held to a second Group 4 draw by their closest challengers at Norwich's Carrow Road.
"Obviously we came here to win, but there was no way we were going to beat the Dutch team today."
Two years ago Anderson and Wright beat the Dutch pairing of Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld before losing in a thriller to England's Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis in the final.
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.
Lionel Messi's Argentina beat the Dutch 4-2 in a penalty shootout after their cagey semifinal in Sao Paulo finished goalless.
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.
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.
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