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willing horse

a person prepared to work hard
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  • To be happy, a man must be like a well-broken, willing horse, ready for anything.

    General Gordon Seton Churchill
  • I did not ask him which county, because one should never goad a willing horse.

  • Her pen and her powers were for ever at their service, and they never showed any scruple in working the willing horse.

  • She was a dear, gentle creature, and no doubt one fell into the habit of pushing a willing horse.

    Love and Lucy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • I am doing my best, and it's no good flogging a willing horse.

    The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
  • We may at once see this if we take the proverb in another of its popular forms, "Spur not a willing horse."

    Proverb Lore F. Edward Hulme
  • The willing horse may always pull to the full extent of his strength.

    Ethel Morton's Enterprise Mabell S.C. Smith
  • Half an hour passed and then the girl gathered up her reins and urged her willing horse into a canter.

  • And loosening the rein of his willing horse, away he went again in a wild headlong career.

    Martin Rattler R.M. Ballantyne
  • When he mentioned trout he was gently but firmly told that it was folly to whip a willing horse.

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