Some Useful Idioms Involving Horses - Horse idioms


 Don't change horses in midstream

    Stick to your original plan

A horse of another color

    Something completely different or separate

Get off your high horse

    Don't be too proud or smug

Don't beat a dead horse

    Don't waste your time

One-horse town

    Rural community

Hold one's horses

   Wait a moment / Be patient

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth

   Do not find fault with something that is received as a gift or favor

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it/him drink

   You can give someone an opportunity but you cannot force him to take it

Eat like a horse

   Eat a lot

Dark horse

  Little known candidate or competitor who wins unexpectedly

Shut the stable door after the horse has bolted

   Try to prevent something after it has already happened

Put the cart before the horse

    Do things in the wrong order or wrong manner



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