hold your horses

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - hold your horses

"hold your horses"

wait and be patient


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - hold your horses

A grandfather and grandson are talking ...

Grandson:  Thanks for taking me hunting Grandpa. I think I'll go and watch some TV now.

GrandfatherHold your horses a minute.  We have to clean the rifles before we put them away.

Grandson:  Of course.  I forgot.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - hold your horses

Two coworkers are talking ...

Coworker 1:  I'm going to go and tell the boss that I saw Bill stealing office supplies.

Coworker 2Hold your horses. Are you sure that Bill was actually stealing the supplies and not taking them to another department?

Coworker 1: Now that you mention it, I'm not sure.

Coworker 2:  Good thing you didn't rush off to the boss and make false accusations, then.

hold your horses - Usage:


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hold your horses - Gerund Form:

Holding your horses is not easy when you are excited to do something.

hold your horses - Examples:

1)  Thinking about getting a 3D television? Well, might want to hold your horses -- Sony has just announced that it will be bringing 4K, or ultra-definition television ...

2)  ... get out there and start your accounts and start posting! But hold your horses, it's not quite that simple... yet! Bear with me.

3)  ... conversation isn't over, that there's still more coming, so hold your horses

4)  Wait just a minute folks, hold your horses.

5)  ... want the best possible screen on your Android phone, we suggest you hold your horses until the Samsung Galaxy Nexus arrives.

6)  Hold your horses there you young hothead. Before dropping in the motherboard in, make sure you ...

7)  Well, hold your horses, as I may just have a few services from APH that you would like ...

8)  Hold your horses, there are plenty down there for us all.

9)  If someone tells you to hold your horses, you are doing something too fast and they would like you to slow down.

10)  It is a full-time service, because you have to hold your horses all the time, you have to keep yourself together inside all the time.

11)  I am asking you to hold your horses and hear me out.

12)  ... the key is to hold your horses and not be in a hurry to offer a solution.

13)  This sounds like a sweet deal, right? Hold your horses, though, there are several other important points to consider.

14)  But wait, you have to hold your horses. Remember don't rush into things, if you know nothing.

15)  ... who has asked those eying his position as CUF Secretary General to hold their horses because he has not yet made a decision to retire from politics.

16)  ... so that fun as it is to jump to conclusions they hold their horses

17)  So let me hold my horses till late 2013. That will be the opportune moment!

18)  ... late has become unstable! so as an investor, I'd rather hold my horses.

19)  My friends told me to hold my horses. My girl needed to fight her own battles.

20)  When she asked me to be her editor, I told her to hold her horses and first do a feasibility study.