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"Hold Your Horses"

Posted by Razi on November 13, 2002

My English instructor has asked us to select a phrase, any phrase, and write a paragraph about it. When I first arrived in the United States, I heard the phrase "hold your horses" and I had no idea what it meant. At first, sounded funny, but when I learned it means "to be patient and wait," I had an appreciation for such idioms. I think, these sorts of phrases give a taste to a language and make it interesting. However, I still need your help in my writing the paragraph about the phrase "hold your horses". Could you please follow up, reply and let me know what you know about this phrase.

Thanks a lot,
The English learner in Washington, D.C.