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18 / 01 / 2007
Animal Idioms

ANIMAL EXPRESSIONS: HORSE: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we will look at some more animal expressions, this time with horse.

Today's 1st expression is: to flog a dead horse

It means: to waste time on something that is no longer possible or that you know isn't going to happen.

Example 1
You're flogging a dead horse trying to persuade Chris to come dancing with us - he hates dancing.

Today's 2nd expression is: I could eat a horse

It is used: to say that you are very hungry.

Example 2:
Paula: Are you hungry, honey?
George: Yes, darling. I only had a small sandwich for lunch; I could eat a horse

On Monday we saw the expression to make a pig of yourself. We can also eat like a pig or eat like a horse.

Today's 3rd expression isto eat like a horse 

It's means: to eat a lot.

Example 3:
Olga is very thin, but eats like a horse.

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