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Re: Hold your horses

Posted by ESC on March 06, 2004

In Reply to: Hold your horses posted by Yoshio Nakanishi on March 06, 2004

: I know what the phrase means but wonder why it's "horses" rather than "horse." One source suggests a horse racing origin but I am unpersuaded.

I see it as referring to holding a team of horses that are hitched to a buggy or a wagon.