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The meaning and origin of the expression: Don't change horses in midstream

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Don't change horses in midstream

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What's the meaning of the phrase 'Don't change horses in midstream'?

Don't change your leader or your basic position when part-way through a campaign or a project .

What's the origin of the phrase 'Don't change horses in midstream'?

don't change horses in mid-streamFrom an 1864 speech by Abraham Lincoln, in reply to Delegation from the National Union League who were urging him to be their presidential candidate. 'An old Dutch farmer, who remarked to a companion once that it was not best to swap horses when crossing streams."

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