Hold your horses!

Horse (caballo ) you will know. The expression “hold your horses” is an imperative (imperativa) expression.

It means to stop or slow down. Its origin comes from Homer´s “Iliad”, where the writer refers to someone who is driving his chariot (carruaje) like a maniac (maníaco).

Here are some expressions.

Hold your horses (para el carro)! Do not make a hasty decisión (…decisión apresurada).
Hold your horses, Leila. You are jumping to conclusions … (sacando conclusiones precipitadas).
There are other expressions with horses. Click here to read “Horses for courses”.

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