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Oh, poor horse. Already dead but is still beaten up. 😟 Alright, nobody is going to beat a horse, not to mention a dead one. To beat a dead horse is an English phrase indicating to try effortlessly. In today’s [Phrases], we will share with you several expressions about horse, check it out!
1. beat a dead horse
to waste effort on something when there is no chance of succeeding
He keeps trying to get his article published but I think he’s beating a deadhorse.
It is just beating a dead horse to ask for another recount of the votes.
or, this phrase could mean to keep talking about a subject that has already been discussed or decided
I don’t mean to beat a dead horse, but I still don’t understand what happened.
2. hold your horses
used to tell someone to stop and consider carefully their decision or opinion about something
Just hold your horses, Bill! Let’s think about this for a moment.
3. come/ get off your high horse
to stop talking as if you were better or more clever than other people
It’s time you came down off your high horse and admitted you were wrong.
4. back the wrong horse
to make the wrong decision and support a person or action that is later unsuccessful
In all his years as a book publisher, he rarely backed the wrong horse.
5. a dark horse
a candidate who is little known to the general public
The candidate for mayor was a dark horse until he gave some good speeches on TV.
6. horse around
to play around (in a rough way)
The teacher told the children not to horse around while they were getting ready for class.
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