Posted by Bruce Kahl on February 18, 2000
In Reply to: What does this mean? (Horse) posted by Tyler Cameron on February 17, 2000
: Does anyone know what the phrase "And the Horse she rode in on" mean? Does anyone know how it started?
I can tell you what the phrase means but I have no cluse as to how/why/when it started!
The phrase is usually uttered angrily to someone who has just aggravated
you in some fashion and is preceded by another expression:
"Oh Yeah----well screw you too and the horse you rode in on!!"
Just a guess but many American phrases can be traced back to the mid 1800s, a time of cowboys and railroads and this phrase, with it's horse reference, may have originated back then.