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Meaning: spend time and effort on things that are hopeless and unchangeable.
Example: Tom still has hope that his wife will come back to him, but he is actually beating a dead horse. Read more ➺
Meaning: make an inappropriate and wrong decision.
Example: My dad is an expert stock trader and has rarely backed the wrong horse. Read more ➺
Meaning: a cramp or stiffness in the leg or arm.
Example: We had to stop midway and call for help because of a charley horse in my foot. Read more ➺
Meaning: something that will undoubtedly happen.
Example: I knew her passing the exams was a safe bet because she has been a hardworking student. Read more ➺
Meaning: being right about something.
Example: What he predicted was right on the money. Read more ➺
Meaning: wasting resource working on something that does not exist
Example: They tampered with my research. Thank God I found it out. I'm sure they were hoping to send me on a wild goose chase as I continue my research. Read more ➺
Meaning: we can offer good things to people but we can't force them to accept that
Example: I have tried my level best to educate him well, but he is still having a non-serious behavior, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. Read more ➺
Meaning: extremely near one another
Example: The two athletes have been neck and neck for this entire race. Read more ➺
Meaning: to be extremely hungry
Example: Could we please go out and get some dinner? I am so hungry that I could eat a horse. Read more ➺
Meaning: to start ahead of the official start of an event
Example: I know that the paper only has to be in next week, but I would like to get a head start. Read more ➺