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

Rarin’ To Go

Also: Raring to go Meaning of Idiom ‘Rarin’ to Go’ To be rarin’ to go means to be very eager to begin something; extremely excited and enthusiastic about something. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Examples Of Use This idiom is usually always pronounced rarin’, instead of raring. … Read more

Horse of a Different Color

Also: Horse of Another Color Meaning of Idiom ‘Horse of a Different Color’ When we say something is a horse of a different color we mean that it is a completely different issue; an unrelated matter.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “I thought you just wanted kitchen … Read more

Horse Around

Meaning of Idiom ‘Horse (horsing) Around’ The idiom horse around or horsing around is probably related to ‘horseplay’ which has long been a term meaning rough, noisy and rowdy play. To horse around, however, doesn’t necessarily mean to engage in rough play. It usually refers to playing or being silly when you are supposed to … Read more

Hold Your Horses

Meaning of Idiom ‘Hold Your (or one’s) Horses’ Hold your horses is one of the most common English idioms. When we say “hold your horses” to someone we are telling them to slow down and wait. Usually, the idiom is applied to someone who is over-excited and is rushing ahead before it is sensible to … 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

Eat Like A Horse

Meaning of Idiom ‘Eat Like a Horse’ To eat like a horse means to eat a large amount of food or to have a very large appetite. 1Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995. Compare to: I Could Eat a Horse. Eat Like a Bird. … Read more

Eat A Horse, I could

Meaning of Idiom “I Could Eat a Horse” I could eat a horse means “I am extremely hungry.” 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage The idiom is usually used to refer to oneself but can be used to … Read more

Dark Horse

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. Examples Of Use “Having never won a race, she … 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