Wording of this Handout:
A dark horse is a person who remains a mystery until a bit later on. A horse of a different colour is a completely different matter.
A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse, because some people just cannot understand some things, no matter how clearly they are told.
As strong as a horse means you are as strong as a horse.
A Trojan horse is a clever way of sneaking something in.
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth because it may turn out to be a rather poor type of horse.
Flogging a dead horse is a waste of time because you will never find success in trying to make it work.
Hold your horses before you go rushing off without thinking. Straight from the horse's mouth means right from the source.
To back the wrong horse means to waste your time on something which is not going to be any good.
To be on a high horse means to be proud and haughty.
To put the cart before the horse means to put second things first.
Working a dead horse means you ought to quit because nothing will come from all your efforts.
You can take a horse to water but you cannot make him. drink, andyou can show some people something good, but they may still decidenot to try it.
To ride on a horse with ten toes means you have to walk.