Idioms & Phrases


In addition to the idioms beginning with horse, also see back the wrong horse; beat a dead horse; cart before the horse; change horses in midstream; charley horse; dark horse; eat like a bird (horse); from the horse's mouth; hold one's horses; if wishes were horses; look a gift horse in the mouth; on one's high horse; war horse; wild horses couldn't drag; work like a beaver (horse); you can lead a horse to water.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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