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[report整理] Words and Their Stories 2011-03-20

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Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.

Today, we tell about "horse" expressions.  In the past, many people depended on horses for transportation, farming and other kinds of work.  A lot of people still like to ride horses.  And, horse racing is also popular.  So it is not surprising that Americans still use expressions about the animals.

Long ago, people who were rich or important rode horses that were very tall.  Today, if a girl acts like she is better than everyone else, you might say she should get off her high horse.

Yesterday my children wanted me to take them to the playground.  But I had to finish my work, so I told them to hold your horses. Wait until I finish what I am doing.  My two boys like to compete against each other and play in a violent way.  I always tell them to stop horsing around or someone could get hurt.

We live in a small town.  It does not have any exciting activities to offer visitors.  My children call it a one-horse town.

Last night, I got a telephone call while I was watching my favorite television show.  I decided not to answer it because wild horses could not drag me away from the television.  There was nothing that could stop me from doing what I wanted to do.  

Sometimes you get information straight from the horse's mouth. It comes directly from the person who knows most about the subject and is the best source.  Let us say your teacher tells you there is going to be a test tomorrow.  You could say you got the information straight from the horse's mouth.  However, you would not want to call your teacher a horse!

You may have heard this expression: You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink.  That means you can give someone advice but you cannot force him to do something he does not want to do.

Sometimes a person fights a battle that has been decided or keeps arguing a question that has been settled.  We say this is like beating a dead horse.

In politics, a dark-horse candidate is someone who is not well known to the public.  Sometimes, a dark horse unexpectedly wins an election.

Another piece of advice is, do not change horses in midstream. You would not want to get off one horse and on to another in the middle of a river.  Or make major changes in an activity that has already begun.  In the past, this expression was used as an argument to re-elect a president, especially during a time when the country was at war.

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This VOA Special English program was written by Shelley Gollust.  I'm Faith Lapidus.  You can find more WORDS AND THEIR STORIES at our website, voaspecialenglish.com.

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get off one's high horse: 放下架子,别趾高气扬、目空一切、盛气凌人

hold one's horses: 控制自己别冲动

stop horsing around: 别胡闹啦!

a one-horse town: 偏僻小镇

wild horses could not drag me away:当沉迷于某事时,十匹马也拉不回来

straight from the horse's mouth: 可靠消息,第一手消息来源

You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink: 你可以给某人忠告,但不能强迫他做自己不愿做的事。

beat a dead horse: 徒劳,做一件毫无希望的事

dark-horse candidate: 黑马,体育比赛或竞选中爆出冷门的优胜者













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[Homework]Words and Their Stories 2011-03-20

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now the voa special english program words and their stories.
today we tell about horse expressions.in the past,many people depended on horses on transportation,farming and other kinds of work.a lot of people still like to ride horses and horse racing is also popular.so it is not surprising that american still use expressions about the animals.long ago,people who were rich or importand rode horses that were very tall.today,if a girl acts likes she is better than  everyone else you might say she should get all her high horse.yestereday,my children wanted me to take them to the playground,but i have to finish work,so i told them to hold your horses until i finish what i am doing.my two boys like to compete to each other and play in a violent way,i always tell them stop horsing around or somenone could get hurt.we live in a small town,it does  not have any exciting activities to offer vistors,my children called it a wine horse town,last night i got a telephone call while i was watching my favorite television show,i decided not to answer it becauese wild horses couldnt drag me way from the television,that means there  is nothing that could stop me from doing what i wanted to do.sometimes,you get information strake from the horses mouth,it is directly from the person who most knows the subject and is the best source.that is a say,you teacher tell you there is going to be a test tomorrow.you could say you got the information streight from the horse's mouth.however,you would not want to call your teacher a horse,you might have heared this expression you can lead a horse to water.but you can not make him drink.that means  you can give someone advise but you cannt force him to do something he does not want to do.sometimes a person fight a battle that has been excited or keeps urging a question that has been settled.we say this is like beating with a dead horse.in politics,a dark horse candidate is someone who is not well known to public,sometimes a dark horse unexpectedly wins an election.another piece of advice is do not change horses in middle streer.you would not want to get off one horse and onto another in the middle of the river,or make major changes in an activity that has already began.in the past,this expression was used the arguement to real left a president,especilly during the time when the country was at war.

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[Homework]Words and Their Stories 2011-03-20

Now the VOA SPECIAL ENGLISH PROGRAM:WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.Today we tell about horse expressions.In the past many people depended on horses for transportation,farming and other kinds of work.A lot of people still like to riding horses and horse racing is also popular.So it is not surprising that Americans still use expressions about the animals.Long ago people who were rich or important rode horses that were very tall. Today if a girl acts like she is better than everyone else,you might say she should get off her high horse.Yesterday my children wanted me to take them to the playground but i had to finish my work,so i told them to hold your horses,wait until i finished what i am doing. My boys likes to compete against each others and play in a violent way.I always tell them to stop horsing around or someone could get hurt.We live in a small town.It does not have any exciting activities to offer visitors.My children call it a one horse town.Last night i got a telephone call while i was watching my favorate television show.I decided not to answer it because wild horses could not drag me away from the televison.There was nothing that could stop me from doing what i wanted to do.Sometimes you get the information straight from the horse's mouth.It comes directly from the person who knows most about the subject and this is the best source.Let us say the teacher tells you there is going to be a test tomorrow,you could say you got the information straight from the horse's mouth.However you would not want to call your teacher a horse.You  ay have heard this expression.You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink.That means you can give someone advice but you cannot force him to do sth he does not want to do.Sometimes a person fight a battle that has been decided or keeps arguing a question that has been settled. We say this is like beating a dead horse.In politics a dark horse candidate is someone who is not well-known to the public. Sometimes a dark horse unexpectedly wins in an election.Another piece of advice is do not change horses in miod-stream.You would not want to get off one horse and onto another in the middle of a river or make major changes in an activity that has already began.In the past this expression was used as argument to re-elected a president,especially during a time when the country was at war.
This VOA SPECIAL ENGLISH PROGRAM was written by Sherry G.I am ...You can find more words and their stories  at our website voaspecialenglish.com.

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[Homework]Words and Their Stories 2011-03-20

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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

Today we tell about horse expressions.In the past,many people depended on horses for transportation,farming and other kinds of work.A lot of people still like to ride horses and horse racing is also popular.So it is not surprising that Americans still expressions about the animals.

Longer ago,people who were rich or important rode horses that were very tall.Today,if a girl ex-like she is better than everyone else,you might say she should get upper high horse.

Yesterday,my children wanted me to take them to the playground,but I had to finish my work.So I told them to hold your horses,wait until I finish what I am doing.

My two boys like to compete against each other and play in a violent way,I always tell them to stop horsing around or someone could get hurt.

We live in a small town.It does not have any exciting activities to offer visitors.My children call it a one horse town.

Last night I got a telephone call while I was watching my favourite television show.I decided not to answer it,because wild horses could not drag me away from the television.There was nothing that could stop me from doing what I wanted to do.

Sometimes you get information straight from the horse's mouth,it comes * from the person who knows most about the subject and is the best source.Let us say your teacher tells you there is going to be a test tomorrow,you could say you got the information straight from the horse's mouth.However,you would not want to call your teacher a horse.

You may have heard this expression,you can lead a horse to water,but you can not make him drink.That means you can give someone advice,but you can not force him to do something he does not want to do.

Sometimes a person fights a battle that has been decided or keeps arguing a question that has been settled.We say this is liking eating a dead horse.

In politics,a dark horse candidate is someone who is not well-known to the public.Sometimes a dark horse unexpectedly wins an election.

Another piece of advice is do not change horses in midstream,you would not want to get off one horse * onto another in the middle of the river or make major changes in an activity that has already began.

In the past,this expression was used as an argument to * a president,especially during the time when a country was in a war.

This VOA Special English Programme was written by Shally G*.I'm * *.You can find more words and their stories at our website voaspecialenglish.com.



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[Homework]Words and Their Stories 2011-03-20

now the voa special english programm words ang their stories. today we tell about horse expressionns.in the past many people depends on horse for transportation, farming and other kinds of work. a lot of people also like to ride on horse and horse raising is also popular. so it is not surprising that American people like to use expressions about the annimal. long ago, people who are very rich and important ride on horses that were very tall. today if a girl she is better than everyone else, she maight say she would get oper high horse.yesterday my children wanted me to take them to the playground, but i had to finish my work. so i told them to hold your horses, wait until i finish what i am doing. my two boys like to compete against each other and play in a voilent way. i always told them to stop horsing around or someoone would get hurt. we are living in a small town, it does not any exciting  activities to offer visitors, my children call it a one horse town.

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[Homework]Words and Their Stories 2011-03-20

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Homework]Words and Their Stories 2011-03-20
Now the VOA special english program words and strories.today we tell horse expressions.in the past many people dependent on horses for tansportation for army and other kinds of work.a lot of people still like to ride horses and horse racing is also popular.so it is not surprising that American still use expressions about the animals.long ago people who were rich and important rode horses that were very tall.today if a girl acts better than anyone others you might say she should get off her high horse.yesterday my children wanted me to take them to the playgroud but I had to finish my work,so I told them to hold your horses untill I finish what I am doing.my two boys like to compete against each other and play in a violent way.I always tell them stop horsing around or someone could get hurt.We lived in a small town it does not have intestering activities to offer visitors.My children call it a one horse town.Last night I got a telephone call while I was watching my favorite television show.I decided not to answer it because wild horses could not drag me away from the television.there was nothing that could not stop me from doing what I wanted to do.sometimes you get information strainght from the hore's mouth. it comes derectly from the person who know the most about the subject  and is the best resource.that is to say youe teacher tell you there is going to be a test tomorrow, you could say you got the information straight from the horse's mouth.However, you would not want to call your teacher a horse.you may heared this expression, you can lead a horse to water but you can not make them drink.that means you can give someone advice,but you can not forcing to do something he doesn't want to do.sometimes a person fight a battle that has been decided or keeps arguing  a question that has been settled.We say this is like beating  a dead horse.In politics,dark horse candidate  is someone  who is not well known to the public, sometimes a dark horse unexpectly wins an selection.anthor peice of advice is do not change horses in midstream.you would not want to get off one horse onto anthor in the middle of the river,or make major changes in activity that have already began.in the past ,this expression was used as a argument to realeafed(re-elected) a presendent specially during the time when the country was at war.this VOA special english program is writen by Sherley.

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[Homework]Words and Their Stories 2011-03-20

Now the voa special english program words and their stroies. Today we tell about horse expressions.
In the past, many people depended on horses for transportation, farming and other kinds of work. A lot of people still like to ride horses, and horse raising is also popular. So it is not surprising that Americans still use expressions about the animal. Long ago people who were rich or important rode horses that were very tall. Today if a girl acts like she is better than everyone else, you might say she should get off her high horse. Yesterday my children wanted me to take them to the playground. But I have to finish my work, so I told them to hold your horses, wait until I finish what I am doing. My two boys like to complete against each other and play in a violent way. I always tell them to stop horsing around or someone could get hurt. We live in a small town. It does not have any exciting activities to offer visitors. My children call it a one horse town. Last night I got a telephone call while I was watching my favourite television show. I decided not to answer it because wild horses could not drag me away from the television. There was nothing could stop me from doing what I wanted to do. Sometimes you get information straight from the horses mouth. It came directly from the person who knows most about the subject and is the best source. Let us say your teacher tells you there is going to be a test tomorrow. You could say you got the information straight from the horse's mouth. However you would not want to call your teacher a horse. You may have heard this expression, you can lead a horse to water, but you can not make him drink. That means you can give someone advise, but you can not force him to do something he does not want to do. Sometimes a person fights a battle that has been decided or keeps arguing a question that has been settled. We say this is lik beating a dead horse. In politics, a dark horse candidate is someone who is not well known to the public. Sometimes a dark horse unexpectly win an election. Another piece of advise is do not change horses in mid stream. You would not want to get off one horse and on to another in the middle of a river or make major changes in an activity that has already began. In the past this expression was used as an arguement to re-elect a president, especially during a time when a country was at war.
This voa special english program was written by S. I'm F. You can find more words and stories at our website.

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[Homework]Words and Their Stories 2011-03-20

now the voa specil english program words and their stories.today we tell about horse expressions.in the past,many people depended on hoses for transportantion、 farming and other kinds of work.a lot of people still like to ride horses.and horse raising is also popular.so it is not suprising that american still use expressions about the animals.long ago,people who are rich or important rode hoses that  is very tall.today if a girl acts like she is better than everyone else,you might say she shoud get out of her high horse.my chidren wanted me to take them to the playground.but i have to finish my work.so i told them to hold your horses .wait untill i finish what i am doing.my two boys like to compete angainst each other and paly in a violence way.i always tell them stopp horsing around or someone could get hurt.we live in a small town.it does not have any exciting activities to offer visitors.my children called it one horse town.last night i got a telephone call when i was watching my favorite televison show.i decided not to answer it becasue wild horses could not drug me away from the television.there was nothing could stop from doing what i wanted to do.sometime you get information straiht from the horses mouth.it comes directly from the peron who konws most about the subject and is the best source.let's say your teacher tell you there is going to be a test tomorrow.you could say you got the information straight from the horses mouth. however,you would not want to call you teacher a horse.you might have heard this expression you can lead a horse to water,but you cannot make him drink.that means you can give someone advice but you cannot force him to do someting he does not want to do.sometimes a person fights a battle that has been dicided or keeps arguing a question that has been settled.we say this is like beating a dead horse.in politics,a dark horse candidate is someone who is not well known to the public.sometimes a dark horse unexpcetly wins an election.another piece of advice is do not change horses in mid stream.you would not want to get off one horse to an anther in the middle of a river or make major changes in an activity that has already begun.in the past,this expression was used as an arguement to reelect a president especilly during a time when the country was in war.

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[Homework]Words and Their Stories 2011-03-20

today,we tell about horse expressions,in the past,many people depend on the horse for transportation,farming and other kinds of work,a lot of people still like to ride horses,and horse raising is also popular.so it is not surprising that americans still use expressions about the animals.long ago , poeple who were rich or important rode horses that were very tall.today,if a girl acts like she is better than evryone else,she might say she should get oper high horses.yesterday, my children wanted me to take them to the playground,but I have to finish my work,so I told them to hold your horses ,wait until I finish what I am doing.ny two boys like to compete agaist each other and play in a violent way,I always tell them to stop horsing around or someone could get hurt.we live in a small town,it does not have any exciting activities to offer visitors,my children call it one horse town.last night, I got a telephone call while I was watching my favorite televesion show,I decedoed not to answer it,because white horses could not drag me away from the television,that was nothing could stop me from doing what I want to do.sometimes,you get information straight from the horse mouse ,It comes directly from the person who knows mores about subject and the best  sourse.let say your teacher tells you that is going to be test tomorrow, you could say you get information straight from horse mouses.however,you would not want to call your teacher a horse.you may have heard the expression that you can leave a horse to water ,but you cannot make him drink,that means you can someone advice,but you can not force him to do something he does not want to do. sometimes,a person fight a battle that has been decedied,or keep arguing a question that has been settled,we say this is like beating a dead horse.In politics, a dark horse candidate is someone who is not well known to the public,sometimes,a dark horse unexpectively to win election.another pieces of advice is do not change horses in the mid-stream,you  would not want to get all or one horse onto another in the middle of a river.or make major changes in an activity that has already  began.In the past ,these expressions was used as a argument to re-elected a president,specially during a time when the country was in war.
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[Homework]Words and Their Stories 2011-03-20

now the voa special english programme words and their stories.Today we tell about horse expression. In the past , many people depended on horses for transpotation, farming and other kinds of work.a lot of people still like to ride horses and horse raising is also popular.So it is not surprising that Aerican still use expressions about the animals.Long ago, people who were rich or important rode horses that were very tall. Today if a girl acts she is better than everyone else,you might say she should get off high horse.Yestoday, my children wanted me to take them to the playground but i had to finish ny work. So I told them to hold your horses wait until I finish what i am doing.my two boys like to compete againest each other and play in a violent way.i always tell them to stop horsing around or someone could get hurt.we live in a small town.it does not have any exciting activities to offer visitors.my children call it a one horse town.last night, i got a telephone call while i was watching my faviorate television show.i decided not to answer it bacause wild horses could not grive their way from the television.there was nothing that could stop me from doing what i wanted to do.sometimes you get information straight from the horses mouth, it comes directly from person who knows about the subject and is the  best source.let it say your teacher tells you there is going to be test tomorrow.you could you got the information straightly form the horses mouth.however, you would not want to call our teacher a horse.you may have heard this expression you can lead a horse to water but you can not make him drink.that means you can give someone advice but you can not force him to do something he does not eant to do.sometimes a person fight a battle that has been decided or keeps a aguring aquestion that has been settled.we say this like bitting a dead horse.in politics, in dark horse candiady is someone who is not well-known to the public but a dark horse are exprected wins in the election.another piece of advice is not changing horses in meet stream.you would not want to get off one horse and onto another in the middle of a river make major changes in an activity that has already began, in the past,this expression with used as a arguement to realet a president specially during a time when the country was in war.
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[Homework]Words and Their Stories 2011-03-20

Now the VOA special English program: words and stories.Today we tell about horse expressions.In the past,many people depended on horses for transportation,farming and other kinds of work.A lot of people still like to ride horses and horse racing is also popular.So it is not surprising that Americans still use expresions about the animals.Long ago,people who were rich or important rode horses that were very tall.Today, if a girl acts like she is better than everyone else,you might say she should get off her high horse.Yesterday,my children wanted me to take them to the playground,but I had to finish my work,so I told them to hold your horses,wait until I finish what I am doing.My two boys like to compete against each other and play in a violent way.I always tell then to stop horsing around,or someone could get hurt.We live in a small town.It does not have any exciting activities to offer visitors,my children call it a one horse town.Last night I got a telephone call while I was watching my favourite television show.I decided not to answer it becuse wild horses could not drag me away from the television.There was nothing that could stop me from doing what I wanted to do.Sometimes you get information straight from the horses' mouths.It comes directly from the person who knows most about the subject and is the best source.Let us say your teacher tells you there is going to be a test tomorrow,you could say you got the information straight from the horse's mouth.However you would not want to call your teacher a horse.You may have heard  this expression,you can lead a horse to water,but you can not make him drink.That means you can give someone advise,but you can not force him to do something he does not want to do.Sometimes a person fights a battle that has been decided or keeps arguing a question that has been settled.We say this is like beating a dead horse.In Power Tex a dark horse candidate is someone who is not well known to the public,sometimes a dark horse unexpectedly wins an election.Another piece of advise is do not change horses in midstream.You would not want to get off one horse and onto another in the middle of a river or make major changes in an activity that has already begun.In the past,this expression was used as an argument to reelect a president,especially during a time the country was at war.
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[Homework]Words and Their Stories 2011-03-20

Now the VOA special english program Words and Their Stories.

Today,we tell about horse expressions.In the past,many people depended on horses for transportation,farming and other kinds of work.A lot of people still like to ride horses and horse racing is also popular.So it is not surprising that Americans still use expressions about the animal.Long ago, people who were rich or important rode horses that were very tall.Today,a girl acts like she is better than every one else you might say she should get off her high horse. Yesterday,my children wanted me to take them to the playground.But,I have to finish my work,so I told them to hold your horses,wait until I finish what I am doing.My two boys like to compete against to each other and play in an violent way.I always tell them to stop horsing around or someone could get hurt.We live in a small town.It dose not have many exciting activities to offer visitors.My children call it a one horse town.Last night,I got a telephone call while I was watching my favourite television show.I decided not to answer because wild horses could not drag my away from the television.There was nothing that could stop my from doing what I wanted to do.Sometimes you get imformation straight from the horse's mouth.It comes directly from the person who knows most of the subject and it is the best source.Let it say,your teacher tells you there is going to be a text tomorrow.You could say you got the information straight from the horse's mouth.However,you would not want to call your teacher a horse.You may have heard this expression,you can lead a horse to water,but you can not make him drink.That means you can give someone advice but you can not force him to do something he does not want to do.Sometimes a person fight a battle that has been decided or keeps arguing a question that has been settled.We say this is like beating a dead horse.In politics, a dark horse candidate is someone who is not well-known to the public.Sometimes a dark horse unexpectedly wins an election.Another piece advice is do not change horses in mid stream.You would not want to get off one horse and on to anther in the middle of the river or make major changes in an activity that has already began.In the past,this expression was used as a argument to reelect a president, especially during a time when the country was at war.

This VOA special english program was written by S G.I'm F. You can find more Words and Their Stories at our website, VOAspecialenglish.com.

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[Homework]Words and Their Stories 2011-03-20

Now the VOA special English programs words and their stories.
Today, we tell about horse expressions. In the past, many people depended on horses for transportation, farming and other kinds of work. A lot of people still like to ride horses and horse racing is also popular. So it is not surprising that the Americans still use expressions about the animals. Long ago, people who were rich or important rode horses that were very tall. Today, if a girl acts like she is better than everyone else, you might say she should get up all horses.

Yesteday, my children wanted me to take them to the playground. But I had to finish my work. So I told them to hold your horses wait until I finish what I am doing. My two boys like to compete against each other and play in a violent way. I always tell them to stop horsing around or someone would get hurt. We live in a small town. It does not have any exciting activities to offer visitors. My children call it one horse town.

Last night, I got a telephone call while I was watching my favorite television show. I decided not to answer it because wild horses could not drive me away from the television. There was nothing that could stop me from doing what I wanted to do. Sometimes you get imformation straight from the horses' mouth. It comes directly from the person who knows most about the subject and is the best source. That is to say your teacher tells you there is going to be a test tomorrow. You could say you got the information straight from horses' mouth. However you would not want to call your teacher a hores.

You may have heard this expression. You can lead a horse to the water but you can not make it drink. That means you can give someone advice but you can not force him to do something he does not want to do. Sometimes a person fights a battle that has been decided or keeps arguing a question that has been settled. We say this is like beating a dead horse. In politics, a dark horse candidate is someone who is not well-known to the public. Sometimes a dark horse unexpectedly wins an election.

Another piece of advice is do not change horses in mid-stream. You would not want to get off one horse and onto another in the middle of a river. Or make major changes in an activity that has already begun. In the past, this expression was used as arguement to re-elect a president. Specially during a time when a country was at war.

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Now, the VOA special English program words and their stories.
Today, we tell about horse expression. In the past, many people depended on horse for transportation, farming and other kinds of work. A lot of people still like to ride horse. And, horse racing is also popular. So it is not surprising that Americans still use expressions about the animals.
Long ago, people who were rich or important rode horses that were very tall. Today, if a girl acts like she is better than everyone else, you might say she should get off her high horse.
Yesterday my children wanted me to take them to the playground. But I had to finish my work, so I told them to hold your horses. Wait until I finished what I am doing. My two boys like to compete against each other and play in a violent way. I always tell them to stop horsing around or someone could get hurt.
We live in a small town, it does not have any exciting activities to offer visitors. My children call it a one horse town.
Last night, I got a telephone call while I was watching my favorite television show. I decided not to answer it because wild horse could not drag me away from the television. There was nothing that could stop me from doing what I want to do.
Sometimes you get information straight from the horses’ mouth. It comes directly from the person who knows most about the subject and is the best source. Let us say your teacher tells you there is going to be a test tomorrow. You could say you got the information straight from the horse’s mouth. However, you would not want to call teacher a horse.
You may have heard this expression, you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink. That means you can give someone advice but you cannot force him to do something he does not want to do.
Sometimes a person fights a battle that has been decided or keeping arguing a question that has been settled. We say this is like beating a dead horse.
In politics, a dark horse candidate is someone who is not well known to the public. Sometimes a dark horse unexpectedly wins an election.
Another piece of advice is do not change horses in midstream. You would not want to get off one horse and on to another in the middle of a river. Or make major changes in an activity that has already begun. In the past, this expression was used as an argument to re-elect a president, especially during a time when the country was at war.
This VOA special English program was written by S.
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[Homework]Words and Their Stories 2011-03-20

Now the VOA special English program: Words and Their Stories. Today we tell about horse expressions. In the past many people depended on horse for transportation, farming and other kinds of work. A lot of people still like to ride horses and horse racing is also popular. So it is not surprising that the American still use expressions about the animal. Long ago, people who were rich or important rode horses that were very tall. Today, if a girl who acts like she is better than anyone else, you might say she should get off her high horse. Yesterday, my children wanted me to take them to the playground, but I had to finish my work. So I told them to hold your horses, wait until I finish what I am doing. My two boys like to compete against each other and play in a violent way, I always tell the two stop horsing around or someone could get hurt. We live in a small town. It doesn't have exciting activities to offer visitors. My children call it a one horse town. Last night I got a telephone call while I was watching my favorite television show. I decided not answer it because wild horses could not drive me away from the television. There was nothing that could stop me from doing what I wanted to do. Sometimes you get the information straight from the horse's mouth. It comes directly from the person who knows most about the subject and is the best source. Let us say your teacher tells you there is going to be a test tomorrow. You could say you got the information straight from the horse's mouth, however, you do not want to call your teacher a horse. You may have heard this expression: you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink. That means you can give someone advice, but you cannot force him to do something he does not want to do. Sometimes a person fight a battle that has been decided or keeps arguing a question that has been settled. We say this is like eating a dead horse. In politics, a dark horse candidate is someone who is not well-known to the public. Sometimes a dark horse will unexpectedly win the election. Another piece of advice is do not change horses in mid stream. You do not want to get off one horse and onto another in the middle of a river or make major changes in an activity that has already begun. In past, this expression was used as an argument to re-elect a president, especially when the country was at war.  
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