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swap horses

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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  • We are called upon to swap horses while crossing the stream.

    The Gentle Reader Samuel McChord Crothers
  • The people this time were like the Dutch farmer,—they believed that "it was not best to swap horses when crossing a stream."

  • He did not propose to swap horses or watches or jack-knives, but he would swap ideas with you day in and day out.

    The Last Harvest John Burroughs
  • The Kentuckian will come to county court "to swap horses;" it is in the blood.

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