Look at the picture and try to guess the meaning of the idiom 'hold your horses.'
Hold your horses: 1) slow down; 2) wait a moment; 3) be patient.
The origin of this idiom comes from riding horses or driving horse-drawn carriages. Reins are ropes that are held in the driver's hands and are used to slow and direct the horse.
The idiom is often used to tell someone to wait and think about something before taking action.
This idiom is most commonly used as a command but can be used in any verb tense form.
The idiom can be used with any person/subject—hold one's horses—so you could say, "I've got to hold my horses," "they better hold their horses," "he can't hold his horses," etc.
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