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Idioms & Phrasal Verbs With "Horse"


  • horse around - joking around - it could also mean in a physical way, such as 2 kids play fighting or playing rough
  • I told the boys to stop horsing around, because I was afraid someone that someone was going to get hurt.

  • someone works like a horse - works really hard
  • My sister works like a horse.

  • strong as a horse – very strong
  • My teacher is as strong as a horse.

  • hold your horses – calm down, have patience
  • Everyone hold your horses!!!! Everyone will get ice cream.

  • don’t put the cart before the horse – keep things in order, do not plan for things before it is time to plan.
  • I know everyone is excited about the new project, but let us not put the horse before the cart.

  • straight from the horse’s mouth. – you hear something from the source
  • We are going to America for holiday. I heard it right from the horse's mouth.

  • wild horses could not drag someone away – could not be keep away from something or someone
  • Wild horses could not drag the children away from the party.

  • Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth - be grateful for what you have or what you get
  • My sister is not happy with her birthday present, I told her not to look a gift horse in the mouth

  • You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. – you can show someone the right way, but you can't force the to do it
  • There are some people that just do not want to work, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.

  • get off your high horse when someone thinks they are better then other people
  • I think the boss should get off his high horse, and help us do some work.

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