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Horse Idioms 1

All of these idioms have horses in them...
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Now read the sentences and try to guess the meaning of the underlined idioms:

1. Wendy: Hurry up! We're going to be late!!
Peter: All right! Hold your horses! I'm coming now!

Get the horse!
Wait a minute!
The horse is leaving now.
2. Marsha plans to write her composition, and then go to the library to read about the subject. She is to put the cart before the horse

She should write about horses.
She should write her composition first.
She should go to the library first.
3. May:   How did you know it was Jennifer's birthday today?
    Susan: I, got it straight from the horse's mouth.

May told Susan about her birthday.
Jennifer told Susan about her own birthday.
Susan told May about her birthday.
4.   Son: I'm sorry mom, but there was an accident and the lamp is broken.
  Mother: Were you and your brothers horsing around inside the house again?
       Son: Well...yes, we were. We're sorry. 

The boys were playing in the house and broke the lamp.
The horse broke the lamp.
The horse was running around.
5. Noriko: Are you coming to my party?
   Yoshio: Wild horses couldn't keep me away!

Maybe, if Yoshio's horse isn't wild.
No, Yoshio is busy with wild horses.
Yes, Yoshio is definitely going to Noriko's party!
6. Tina: What should I do about my problem?
Terry: Hmmm...I'm not sure. Maybe you should ask Jack. He's got good horse sense. He'll know what to do.

Jack has good common sense.
Jack has a good horse.
Nothing will stop Jack.

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