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Фразеологизмы со словом horse

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back the wrong horse
To support a loser.
In voting for George Bush, voters in 1992 were backing the wrong horse.
bet on the wrong horse
bet the wrong horse
To base your plans on a wrong guess about the result of something; misread the future; misjudge a coming event.
Дословно: поставить не на ту лошадь.
Обмануться в ожиданиях или расчетах.
To count on the small family farm as an important thing in the American future now looks like betting on the wrong horse.
He expected Bush to be elected President in 1992 but as it happened, he bet on the wrong horse.
When I voted for him, I was convinced he would win, but I betted the wrong horse!
Когда я голосовал за него, то был полностью уверен, что он выиграет, но ошибся в выборе!
change horses in the middle of a stream
change horses in midstream
To make new plans or choose a new leader in the middle of an important activity.
When a new President is to be elected during a war, the people may decide not to change horses in the middle of a stream.
dark horse
A political candidate little known to the general voting public; a candidate who was not expected to run.
Every once in a while a dark horse candidate gets elected President.
eat like a horse
To eat a lot; eat hungrily.
The harvesters worked into the evening, and then came in and ate like horses.
Contrast:
eat like a bird
hold one's horses
To stop; wait; be patient. Usually used as a command. May be considered rude.
Остановиться, быть терпеливым. Обычно используется в повелительном наклонении. Имеет оттенок грубости или фамильярности.
"Hold your horses!" Mr. Jones said to David when David wanted to call the police.
Don’t make a quick decision. Hold your horses.
Не принимай поспешных решений. Потерпи.
horse around
To join in rough teasing; play around.
They were a hunch of sailors on shore leave, horsing around where there were girls and drinks.
John horsed around with the dog for a while when he came in from school.
horse of a different color
horse of another color
Something altogether separate and different.
Anyone can be broke, but to steal is a horse of a different color.
Do you mean that the boy with that pretty girl is her brother? I thought he was her boyfriend. Well, that's a horse of another color.