hold one's horses
phrasal to slow down or stop for a moment — usually used in the imperative

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  • hold one's horses — ► hold one s horses informal wait a moment. Main Entry: ↑horse …   English terms dictionary

  • hold one's horses — idi+inf hold one s horses, Informal. to be patient …   From formal English to slang

  • hold one's horses — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. wait, be calm, keep one s head*, restrain oneself; see stop 2 , wait 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • hold one’s horses — tv. to wait up; to relax and slow down; to be patient. (Usually a command.) □ Hold your horses! Don’t get in a hurry. □ Now, just hold your horses and let me explain …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hold one's horses — verb To be patient; to wait. Im going to tell you, aint I? he said, gruffly. Just hold your horses a minute, please. Syn: hold ones water …   Wiktionary

  • hold one's horses — {v. phr.}, {informal} To stop; wait; be patient. Usually used as a command. May be considered rude. * / Hold your horses! Mr. Jones said to David when David wanted to call the police./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold one's horses — {v. phr.}, {informal} To stop; wait; be patient. Usually used as a command. May be considered rude. * / Hold your horses! Mr. Jones said to David when David wanted to call the police./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold\ one's\ horses — v. phr. informal To stop; wait; be patient. Usually used as a command. May be considered rude. Hold your horses! Mr. Jones said to David when David wanted to call the police …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hold one's horses — stop and wait patiently Hold your horses for a minute while I return to get my wallet …   Idioms and examples

  • hold one's horses — informal wait a moment. → hold …   English new terms dictionary

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