Horse

get hitched

Meaning: to get married

Example: Have you heard? Marge and Sam are getting hitched this weekend. Read on

if wishes were horses, beggars would ride

Meaning: To wish for things does not yield to anything.

Example: She told me she wanted to become Miss Universe and I said, "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride". How else was I to react to such an absurd thing? Read on

hold your horses

Meaning: to wait

Example: Hold your horses! We have not won yet, so don't start celebrating. Read on

dark horse

Meaning: a little known, unexpectedly successful entrant

Example: You never can tell, some dark horse many come along and win a House of Lords seat. Read on

put the cart before the horse

Meaning: to do things in the wrong order or sequence

Example: Aren't you putting the cart before the horse in decorating your new office? You haven't even been awarded the job yet. Read on

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play it by ear

Meaning: improvise; act without preparation.

Example: Rather than adopting a new academic strategy, the principal decided to play it by ear. Read on

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