swap (switch) horses in midstream
To change leaders or adopt a different strategy in the middle of a course of action: “When the coach was fired just before the playoffs, many thought it was a bad idea to swap horses in midstream.”
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This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
Her travel clique has been known to arrive at an airport, bags packed, passport-in-hand, within hours of spotting a deal.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Earl Spencer adds, “Effectively, my great-grandfather sold his children to his father-in-law.”The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lack of a gun is not likely to be a major problem for close-in air-to-air dogfights against other jets.
But those weapons are of limited utility, especially during close-in fights.
When we'd finished, one of the hunters rounded up the horses and we caught our nags and saddled them.
We had six field-pieces, but we only took four, harnessed wit twice the usual number of horses.
When she arrived she made a regular entry into the city in a coach all gold and glass, drawn by eight superb plumed horses.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
If Mac had been alone he would have made the post by sundown, for the Mounted Police rode picked horses, the best money could buy.
Our talk ranged from the Panhandle to the Canada line, while our horses jogged steadily southward.