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Friday 03 February - 13h04 | Ian Clayton
Yesterday, GrandPrix-Replay took a look at 10 equestrian terms and expressions that have become used more broadly in English over time. Today, at the risk of jumping on the band wagon, part 2 — 12 more horse phrases courtesy of a list by the Long Riders Guild Academic Foundation and the Society of the Military Horse.
Credit : Long Riders Guild - www.lrgaf.org
Cavalier. (A gallant mounted gentleman, or “rider” in French. To have a cavalier attitude means to maintain a haughty disregard for others).Chomping at the bit. (A horse chomps at the bit when he is eager to run. Hence a person who is enthusiastic).Circle the wagons. (Take defensive action against deadly opponents).Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. (If you looked in a horse’s mouth so as to ascertain the age of the animal, you were acting in a suspicious manner about the proffered gift of the animal).Getting hitched. (Getting married)Hit the trail. (Begin a lengthy project or journey).Home Stretch. (A racing term designating the last portion of a difficult project).Horse sense. (Common practical judgment, gained independently of a formal education).Keeping a tight rein. (Maintaining tight control).One-horse town. (A small village of no consequence).Putting the cart before the horse. (To begin a project in the wrong order).Straight from the horse's mouth. (Direct from the source).
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