What Origin of the phrase hold your horses?
The idiom "hold your horses" means to not rush into something too quickly, or to wait. It's origins date all the way back to ancient Greece. The first documented usage appears in Homer's Iliad.
it came from the old west saying stop you horses
this is a classic, English phrase meaning: "hold on a moment" or "wait a second"
It means to calm down and be patient. Often in races horses would start before the gun or bell sounded, and a phrase came about "hold your horses" hold your horses is a figure of speech saying clam down or take a chill pill.
The term 'can't hold your liquor' is an English term. It means that you get sick after just drinking a very small amount of liquor.
Apprentices used to hold a candle so that more experienced workmen were able to see what they were doing. Someone unable even to do that would be considered incompetent. Sir Edward Dering used a similar phrase in 1641: "Though I be not worthy to hold the candle to Aristotle."
The origin phrase for a heart of gold is grande salchichas
the origin comes from the lithuanian singer back in 1452 when he would sing of healthy horses and ride them to shows until one day when his horse got caught in the crossfire of world war 1 which was then the great war.
There is no such phrase. There is a word rampage. It is of Scottish origin, perhaps from RAMP, to rear up.
The phrase "monkey's uncle" is often used as an expression of disbelief. The origin of the phrase began with Darwin and his belief that monkeys and humans were related.
Hold Your Horses was created on 2009-02-23.
The full phrase is Hell's bells and buckets of blood. A very old naval expression, origin unknown
The phrase 'come full circle' refers to getting back to the original position or the original state of affairs. The origin of the phrase is unknown, but is used in the Western world.
The Spanish for "I have put" is he puesto, could this be the origin?
"The jig is up" is a phrase that refers to a person being found out or exposed. The phrase has it's origin in the racist South because it refers to the lynching of slaves and African Americans.
Foes anyone knke
"on the rocks"
At the time when Oscar Wilde was on trial for indecent acts, Mrs. Patrick Campbell (a noted actress) was asked by a friend what on earth Oscar and is men frieds got up to, an wasn't it disgusting? Mrs. Pat replied, 'I don't care what they do, as long as they don't do it in the street and frighten the horses'.
It's not a phrase, and it's one word "armpit". Origin is from Old English earm "arm" and pytt "hole in the ground".
The LITERAL meaning is to take the reins in hand and hold the horses steady.
To hold your horses means to relax and wait. For example if a mechanic is fxing your car and you ask "Is it done yet?" every minute, he might tell you to hold your horses.
''hoi polloi'' that's the phrase :)
It comes from the phrase "Why do only fools and horses work?"
The origin of the phrase 'two peas in a pod' is from 16th century England. It is a simile that was created by John Lyly. It used to be a very popular phrase, now it has become less common.
The hardware store owner told the impatient customer "Hold your horses, I'm coming!" Though you might be anxious to know how you did on the test, you will have to hold your horses until all of the papers are graded.
The origin of the phrase 'a sight for sore eyes' is from Jonathon Swift. It was said in 'A complete collection of genteel and ingenious conversation' in 1738.
The same as hold your horses
The origin of the phrase is really not known, it seems to have appeared in about 1949/1950
Hold Your Horses - 1921 was released on: USA: 28 January 1921
Hold Your Horses - 1929 was released on: USA: 16 January 1929
Hold Your Horses - 1954 was released on: USA: 13 March 1954
The old west ponies
The phrase seems to be of uncertain origin but came into print in 1861, used by the novelist Thomas Hughes in his book 'Tom Brown at Oxford'
The origin of this phrase is in the poem Jabberwocky. It has the phrase "O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!" in it. Some people change the word "frabjous" to something else, because they have a need for it to mean something.
It was from back in the days of every household having an enema bag and the use of such bag. Mother would administer the enema and you would have to "Hold your water" for 10 minutes or so before releasing it in the toilet. This was very hard to do without some leaking out. "Hold your water" became synonymous with be patient and show control.
The cast of Hold Your Horses - 1954 includes: Art Gilmore as Narrator
Pos eiseh, which means "how are you."
how dare you. you are out of line.
no one knows
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The volatility of the oceans...
make a killing
Payment for a debt
There are quite a few theories as to the origin of this phrase. You can review them at the Related Link
The origin of the phrase 'dead easy comes from the English language. The term dead actually meant 'simple' or 'completely' and dates back to the 14th century with this usage.
The phrase "Great Scott" is used to denote surprise. The origin is not definitively known, but one possible explanation is that it relates to Civil War Commander Winfield Scott.
The origin of the phrase 'All for one, and one for all' is that it comes from The Three Musketeers. The novel was written by Alexandre Dumas in the year 1844.
The origin of the phrase, Saint Elmo's Fire, is related to weather. It was coined by sailors who witnessed balls of light during thunderstorms and was thought to be bad luck.
The cast of Hold Your Horses - 1929 includes: Ned La Salle as Ike
The origin of the phrase "Gold, glory, and God" can be traced back to early Spanish explorers that traveled to North America. This was a term they would use to explain why they were on their journey.