Down To the Wire

This is another in a long line of idioms that come from horse racing. If a horse race goes down to the wire, it is a very close race and we don’t know who the winner is until the very last moment. When a race goes down to the wire, it means that the first … Read more

A Shoo-in

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Shoo-in’ A shoo-in is something or someone who is certain or very likely to win. Often misspelled as shoe-in.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “The Rebublican candidate is a shoo-in to win the race for Governor.” “Despite how unpopular he is, … Read more

From the Horse’s Mouth

  Also: Straight from the horse’s mouth Meaning of Idiom ‘From the Horse’s Mouth’ When information comes from the horse’s mouth it comes from the best authority or most dependable source, especially when the information comes directly from the person whom the information concerns or who has direct personal knowledge of the situation. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of … Read more

Dark Horse Idiom

Meaning of Idiom ‘Dark Horse’ A dark horse is a person, in regards to a certain field, sport, political race etc., whose experience and abilities are unknown but who could unexpectedly win or achieve success over others; an unknown and unexpected winner of a race or other contest. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to … Read more

Back the Wrong Horse

Also: Bet on the wrong horse Meaning of Idiom Back the Wrong Horse: to make the wrong choice concerning who or what you support and to support a person or action that is later unsuccessful; to make a wrong choice; to guess wrongly concerning the final outcome. 1McIntosh, Colin. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Cambridge University Press, 2013. … Read more