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English Tip : Hold your horses

“Hold your horses”, sometimes said as “Hold the horses”, is a common idiom to mean “hold on” or wait. The phrase is historically related to horse riding, or driving a horse-drawn vehicle. A number of explanations, all unverified, have been offered for the origins of the phrase, dating back to usage in Ancient Greece.

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EXAMPLES:
1. “Hold your horses! We’ll leave in a minute or two.”
2. “I just told him to hold his horses for a few minutes while I got things ready.”
3. I know you’re really excited about getting to the next English lesson, but just hold your horses and wait until tomorrow.

 

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