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A list of phrases about horses

A list of phrases about horsesWe have more phrases about horses than any other animal; only phrases about dogs come close. Horses don't loom large in the lives of most English-speaking people today, but they did at the time that the modern English began to be formed, that is, in the 16th century. So, "don't look a gift horse..." etc:

A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse

Dark horse

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth

Flogging a dead horse

Get off your high horse

Ginger up

Hobby-horse

Hold your horses

Horse and cart

Horse feathers

Horse-sense

If wishes were horses, beggers would ride

Mare's nest

Pony and trap

Pony up

Put the cart before the horse

Road apples

Shanks' mare/shanks' pony

Straight from the horse's mouth

Wild goose chase

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink