Audio: Hold your horses

Audio: Hold your horses

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John Millen used to teach English and French in a secondary school in the UK. He believes telling others about a good book is a brilliant thing to do.

‘Hold your horses’ is a popular idiom. It means wait and think before you go ahead and do something.

We say 'Hold your horses' when someone is rushing into something. We want them to wait a moment, to be careful and patient before acting.

Listen to these two conversations in which someone is told to hold their horses. What's going on? In the first conversation, Candy and her brother Jake are in a phone shop. In the second Max is talking to his girlfriend Jane about something that happened at work today. 

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