Thursday, October 09, 2008

Horse of a feather

Use as many of the following in a writing piece as you can, keeping their literal meanings rather than the meanings of the idioms. Feel free to change word forms and use the meaning of the phrase rather than the exact words, eg, you might have a character who is working hard not to be kept away by the wild horses.
  • To eat like a horse. To work like a horse
  • Straight from the horse's mouth
  • Hold your horses
  • To flog a dead horse
  • A dead horse matter
  • Get on one's high horse
  • Horse sense
  • A dark horse
  • A horse of another colour
  • Lock the stable door after the horse has bolted
  • A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse
  • Put the cart before the horse
  • A willing horse
  • You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink
  • Change horses midstream
  • Horses for courses
  • If wishes were horses, beggars would ride
  • Wild horses couldn't keep me away
  • Horse feathers!
  • Horse Opera
  • Horse player
  • Horse trading
  • A one horse town
  • Red horse
  • The iron horse
  • As scarce as rocking horse 'manure'
  • A war horse
  • Horse around
If, after you're done, and some of the idioms are unfamiliar, click on the comments to see the meanings.
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