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stalking horseA candidate put forward to serve a hidden, ulterior purpose in a political campaign, such as testing the field for another potential candidate by gauging voter sentiment or covertly helping another candidate by attracting voters away from a third candidate.Rate it:

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stalking horseA person, thing, or expedient used in a deceptive manner, to achieve some hidden purpose; a pretext or ruse.Rate it:

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straight from the horse's mouthDirectly from the source; firsthand.Rate it:

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Trojan-horseTo introduce slyly, to sneak in.Rate it:

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willing horseOne who readily performs hard work or who voluntarily tolerates an adverse situation.Rate it:

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she would rip a dog off a gut wagonA gut wagon was a horse drawn wagon that was used for collecting butcher's scraps for further processing. The wagons were often followed by determined and persistent dogs intent on eating the contents of the wagon. It took a great deal of effort to keep these dogs away from or off the wagon. A person's appearance ugly or objectionable enough to discourage or scare the dogs from the gut wagon would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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muck outTo clean the excrement and other rubbish from the area where an animal is kept, such as a horse stable or a dog kennel.Rate it:

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pack upTo prepare for shipping, as a gift.Rate it:

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rein inTo stop or slow a horse by pulling the reins.Rate it:

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tack upTo prepare a horse for riding by equipping it with tack.Rate it:

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also ranunplaced horseRate it:

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barrelThe ribs and belly of a horse or pony.Rate it:

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behind the bitAn equestrian term, meaning that the horse is evading the bit.Rate it:

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bridle pathtrack suitable for horse ridingRate it:

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chestnutA reddish-brown horse.Rate it:

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chestnutA round or oval horny plate found on the inner side of the leg of a horse or other animal, similar to a birthmark on a human.Rate it:

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chestnuthorse-chestnutRate it:

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clip clopsound of a horse walkingRate it:

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come a cropperTo fall headlong from a horse.Rate it:

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dope sheetA publication, updated very frequently and used by people who make horse racing wagers, which summarizes information about the horses running in specific races; a publication which provides background information and/or predictions used by people wagering on any sort of competition.Rate it:

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Four Horsemen of the ApocalypseFour beings in Revelation 6:1-8 that bring about the Apocalypse, each riding a different-colored horse representing a different aspect of the Apocalypse.Rate it:

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free reinLoose rein, as of a horse.Rate it:

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go off at scoreOf a horse, to break suddenly into a gallop; of a person, suddenly to say or do something impetuous.Rate it:

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grab bagA gift, purchase, etc. whose contents are concealed until after a selection is made.Rate it:

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off like a bride's nightieMaking a rapid departure; away. [From 1960.](Australia, horse racing) Moving quickly and resolutely.Rate it:

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outsiderA competitor or contestant who has little chance of winning; a long shot; a dark horse.Rate it:

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pachydermA member of the obsolete taxonomic group Pachydermata, grouping of thick-skinned, hoofed animals such as the rhinoceros, hippopotamus, elephant, pig and horse.Rate it:

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play the poniesTo bet on horse racing.Rate it:

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pleased as punchan expression of gratitude, joy, appreciation for some gift, service, reward, special treatment.Rate it:

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put one through one's pacesTo direct a horse to walk, canter, trot, etc.Rate it:

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ride downto cause (a horse) to fall when riding.Rate it:

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ride tall in the saddleTo ride a horse in an erect, imposing manner.Rate it:

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road appleHorse manure, especially when deposited on a road.Rate it:

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run for the rosesNickname for the Kentucky Derby horse race.Rate it:

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saddleA seat (tack) for a rider placed on the back of a horse or other animalRate it:

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saddleAn item of harness (harness saddle) placed on the back of a horse or other animalRate it:

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starting priceThe final odds on a horse when the race starts; also used to designate a system of fixed-odds betting using such prices. Abbreviation: SP.Rate it:

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whip handThe hand in which a horse rider holds the whip.Rate it:

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wild horsesPlural form of wild horse.Rate it:

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wooden marea wooden horse, a torture deviceRate it:

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you shouldn't haveUsed to express gratitude at unnecessary generosity, especially when receiving a gift.Rate it:

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