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10 Useful Horse Idioms

posted Jul 5, 2016, 1:12 PM by Muayad Jajo   [ updated Jul 5, 2016, 1:19 PM ]


1.You’re backing the wrong horse / You’re betting on the wrong horse. (= You are supporting the wrong person, organization, etc. that cannot succeed)


2.You’re beating a dead horse / You’re flogging a dead horse. (= You are continuing to argue a point that has already been settled)


3.Hold your horses. (= Try to be patient)


4.Never look a gift horse in the mouth. (= Don’t complain about a gift which is not perfect)


5.You’re locking the barn door after the horse is gone. (= You’re trying to fix a problem after it is too late)


6.You’re putting the cart before the horse. (= You’re doing things in the wrong order)


7.I got it straight from the horse’s mouth. (= I got this news from the source)


8.You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. (= You can give someone the opportunity to do something, but you cannot force them to do it if they do not want to)


9.He eats like a horse. (= He eats a lot)


10.Don’t change horses in midstream. (= Don’t make changes to a plan which you already started implementing)

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