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idioms using “horse”
Hold your horses!
“Just hold your horses, Adachi-san. No one is accusing you of anything.”
Back the wrong horse
To support the wrong candidate
“It took us months to figure out that we were backing the wrong horse.”
Change horses mid-stream
To change personnel or strategy in the middle of a project
“Don’t you think it would be dangerous to change horses mid-stream? The project is due in two months.”
Straight from the horse’s mouth
To come directly from the original source
“It’s true that the CEO resigned this morning. I heard it straight from the horse’s mouth. ” Note: In this sentence, the CEO is the original source.
Play around, goof off
“We had better stop horsing around. We have only three hours until the deadline.”