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horse

 

horse

A horse is a powerful, four-legged animal that has enjoyed a long relationship with human beings. We use horses for transportation, entertainment, work, and companionship.

  • Horses are used in rural areas where there aren't paved surfaces.
  • People go to the racetrack to gamble on horse racing.
  • Horses are found in circuses, rodeos, and other venues where they perform tricks or people perform tricks while on a horse.
  • Horses can carry heavy loads.
  • Many people like to keep horses because they are beautiful animals.

There are many expressions that use the word "horse."

  • There's no point in beating a dead horse. (This matter or issue is settled. I understand.)
  • You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. (You can't force a person to do something, no matter how much you try.)
  • Those kids don't have much horse sense. (The kids aren't smart or sensible.)
  • She's strong as a horse. (She's very healthy.)
  • They live in a one-horse town. (The town is small.)
  • Hey, stop horsing around. (Stop goofing around. Get serious about the activity before you.)
  • Hold your horses. (Wait. Be patient.)
  • I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse. (I'm very hungry.)
  • I think you're putting the horse before the cart. (You think something is going to happen in the future, but it hasn't happened yet.)

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February 8, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

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