could eat a horse

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - could eat a horse

"could eat a horse"

an expression used for saying that you are very hungry


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - could eat a horse

A couple are talking ...

Wife:  You're home late.

Husband:  It was a crazy day at work.  I was so busy I didn't even have time for lunch.

Wife:  You must be hungry.

Husband:  I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - could eat a horse

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How's your new diet working out?

Friend 2:  Not as claimed. This diet is supposed to allow you to not feel hungry all the time.

Friend 1:  And?

Friend 2:  Well, five days into the diet and I am so hungry I could eat a horse.

could eat a horse - Usage:


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could eat a horse - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for could eat a horse.

could eat a horse - Examples:

1)  got that gnawing feeling - Ha! I'm famished - I could eat a horse You look a little off colour - Ha.

2)  Maybe a silly question but do other people have days where they could eat a horse (not literally).

3)  Right now I'm so hungry I could eat a horse, but I guess I'll have to fill up on these Cheeto's until we ...

4)  I could eat a horse (spoken) I'm very hungry What's for dinner?

5)  After all that surfing, I am so tired and hungry I could eat a horse!

6)  I pop out of bed ready so hungry I could eat a horse.

7)  We stepped into the market, famished, ready to eat a horse, hoping to find a hotel somewhere.

8)  I'm so hungry that I can eat a horse or that my stomach is growling, for example.

9)  I could eat a horse! Stalls run out of food at Greenwich dressage event.

10)  There's nothing worse than showing up to a party and being so hungry you could eat a horse.

11)  ... because you'll be famished and that's that point where everybody goes, “God I'm so hungry I could eat a horse."

12)  Damn these diets anyways, for I could eat a horse!

13)  It's midday when I arrive after the long haul from Sydney and I could eat a horse.

14)  Clearly in the midst of a Big Mac Attack (so hungry she could eat a horse?), the woman was undeterred: She decided to enter the restaurant ...

15)  So hungry you could eat a horse?

16)  Ever been so hungry you could eat a horse?

17)  A recent dinner party was so hungry it could eat a horse.

18)  He looks to me like he could eat a horse.

19)  This is a great recipe for those days when you feel like you could eat a horse and chase the jockey.

20)  We're so hungry we could eat a horse!