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Online ESL Idioms
An online collection of common English idioms.






- HOLD YOUR HORSES -

This is a common phrase that is spoken to ask someone who is in a hurry to slow down or stop for a moment. It is a reference to a person driving a vehicle that is pulled by horses. “Holding” the horses means to stop the horses and wait.

Here is an example: “Hold your horses! Grab an umbrella before you walk out into the rain!”










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