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Idioms for horse

Origin of horse

before 900; (noun) Middle English, Old English hors; cognate with Old Norse hross, Dutch ros, German Ross (Middle High German ros, Old High German hros); (v.) Middle English horsen to provide with horses, Old English horsian, derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM horse

horse·less, adjectivehorse·like, adjectiveun·der·horse, verb (used with object), un·der·horsed, un·der·hors·ing.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH horse

hoarse horse
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British Dictionary definitions for horse of a different color

horse
/ (hɔːs) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of horse

horseless, adjectivehorselike, adjective

Word Origin for horse

Old English hors; related to Old Frisian hors, Old High German hros, Old Norse hross
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Cultural definitions for horse of a different color

horse of a different color

A different matter entirely: “You might be able to convince Devin's father, but as for his mother, that's a horse of a different color.”

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Idioms and Phrases with horse of a different color

horse

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