Posted by The Wise One on March 15, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Live horse and youll get grass posted by ESC on March 15, 2004
: : What does it mean and where did it originate.please.
: I've never heard it. Could it be "live like a horse and you'll get grass"? Along the same lines as "Lie down with dogs and get up with fleas." The way you live influences the person you are and the things that happen to you.
The phrase is 'Live horse and you'll get grass' and the only place I've ever heard it was in Ireland - the noth - about 40 years ago. I'm not even sure what I understood it to eman but I'll ruminate on it.