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

in the past many people dependent on horsesfor transportation ,farming and other kinds of work。 alot of people sitll like to ride horses ,and horse racing is also popular。so it's not surprising that American still use expression about the animals。 long ago ,people who were rich or important rode horses that were very tall。 Today,the girl acts like she is better than everyone else ,you might say she should get out of her high horse 。yesterday,my waned 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 tow boys liked to compete aganist each other,and play with a voilent way。i always tell them to stop pausing around ,or someone could get hurt。 we lived in a small town,it does not have any exciting activities to offer visitors 。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 want it to do。sometimes you get information straight from the horse’s mouse,it comes directly from the person who knows the most about the subject and the bst source。 let say your teacher tell you there is going to be a test tomorrow。you could say you got the information straight from the horse's mouse。 however, you wouldn't 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 cannot force them to do something he does not  want to do. sometimes a person fights a battle that has been decided ,or keeps arguing a quesion 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-kown to the publi.sometimes, a dark horse  unexpectedly wins in the selection. another piece of advice is do not change horses in mid-stream.you would not want to get off horse and on 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 argument to relact a president expecially during the time when the country was in a war.

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Now the VOA Special English program WORD 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. Longer 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 favourite television show. I decided not to answer it because wild horses could not drag me way from the television. There is 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 it's 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 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 argueing 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 wellkown to the public. Sometimes a dark horse unexpectedly wins in an election. Another piece of advice 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 re-elect a president, especially during a time when a country was at war.
This VOA Special English program was written by Shally Gulyst. I'm Faith Lapidos. 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

this is the VOA speacil English program wrods and their story.today we tell about horse expression.in the passed,many people depended on horses for transportation,farming or other kinds of work.a lot of people still like to ride horses and horses raising is also popular.so it is of surprising that american still use expressions about the animals.long ago,people who will reach all of importent rod horses that were very tall.today,if a gril as 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 program,but i have to finish my work so i told them to hold horses ,wait until i finish what i am doing .my two boys like to compete against ench other and play a (virlan) way.i always tell them to stop horsing around over someone who get hurt.we live in a small town ,it does not have any exciting activity to offer visitors,my children call it a one horse town.last night,i got a telephone call when i was watching my favorite television show.i decide not to anwser it becouse wild horse could not (drug) me away from the television.there was nothing that can stop me form doing i wanted to do.sometimes you get imformation straight from the horses mouth,it comes derectly from the person who knows the most of subjects and best source.little say,you teacher caughts you there is going to be a test tomorrow.you could say you got the imformation straight from the horses mouth.however, you would not want to call your teacher a horse.you may have heard this pression,you can lift a horse to water but you can not make him drink.that means you can give someone advice but you can not forcing to do something he does not want to do.sometimes a person finds a bettle that has been decided or giving a qwuesion that has been settled,we say this is like beating a dead horse.in politics,a dark horse cadidate is someone who not well-knowed to the public.sometimes ,a dark horse unexpectedly wins an election.another pieces of advices is do not change horses in middle streer.you would not want to get off one horse and onto another in the middle of river,or make major changes in an activities that has already began.in the past,this expression was used the arguement to real left a president.especilly during a 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 hourse 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 hourses. and horse racing is also popular.so it is a surprising that american still use expression about the animals. long ago people who were rich and important rode horses that were very tall. today, if a girl acts like she is better than anyone else. you might say she should get all 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 a game 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 dose not have any exciting activities to offer visiters. 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 wide 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 mouth.it comes directly from the person who knows most about the subject and is the best source.that is say, your teacher tells yoou there is going to be a test tomorrow.you could say you got the informations straight from the horses mouth.however you would not call you teacher a hourse.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 excited 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 dar 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 onto another in the middle on the river.all make major changes in an activity that has already begun.in the past, this exprssion was used as a argument to real * a president. specially during the time when the country was in war.

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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 American 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, she 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 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 someone could get hurt.
We live in a small town. It does not have any exciting activities to offer visitors. My children called 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 couldn’t 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 straight from the horse's mouth. However, you would not want to call your teacher a horse.
You might have hearted 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’t force him to do something he does not want to do.
Sometimes a person fights a battle that has been excited or keeps urging 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 doing not change horses in Middle Street. 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 begun. In the past, this expression was used the argument to real left a president, especilly during the time when the country was at war.

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

Now the VOA special english programme 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 gril ask 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 until I finish what I am doing. My two boys like to compete against each other and play in a volient 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, so I decided not to answer it, because wild horses cannot 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' 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 horses' 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 advise but you cannot force him to do something he does not want to do. Somtimes 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 win the election. Another piece of advise is do not change horses in mid-stream. You will not want to get off one horse onto another in the middle of the river or make major changes in activity that has already be gone. In the past this expression was used as an arguement to reelect a president especially during a time when a country was at war. This VOA special english programme was written by Shelly Golist, I'm F, you can more Words and Their Stories at our website,voaspecialenglish .com.
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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 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 alway 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. 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 information strict from the horse's mouth. It comes directly from the person who knows most about the subject and is the best source. That's to say your teacher tells you there is going to be a test tomorrow. You could say you got the information strict 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 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 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 re-elect a president, exspecilly during a time when the country was at war.
This VOA Special English program was written shelly G. I'm F. You can find more words and their stories at our wibesite 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 th  past, many people depend on horse for transformation, farming and other kind of work.AA lot of people still like to ride horses and horse racing is also popular.So it is not surprising that the American still use the expression about the animals.long ago,people who were rich and important rode horses that they were very tall. today, if a girl axe like she is better than everyone else. you might say she is get off a high horse.yesterday, my children want me take something to the playground but i had to finish my work.so i told them to hold your horses waiting i finished what i am doing.my two boys like to compete against each other and play in a violent way.I always told them to stop horsing around or someone would get hurt. we live in a small town and it does not have any exciting activites to offer visitors. my children call it a one horse town. last night, i got a telephone call,while i was watching my favourite televison show. i decide not to answer it.because wild horses could not drive me away from the television.they could stop me from dong what i want to do,sometimes , you get the infoamation straight from the horses mouth.it comes directly rome the person who knows most about the subject and he is the best source. later say, your teacher tells you there is going to be a test tomorrow.you could say that you got the information  straight from the horse mouth, however,you will not call your teacher a horse.you may have heard your this expression, your can lead a horse to water, but you can not make him drink, that you can give someone advice, but you can not force him to do something he doesnot want to do. sometimes a person finds a better  that he 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 khnown to the public. sometimes, a dark horse unexpectedly wins the election.another pieces of advise is do not change horses in  meat stream.you would not get off one horse ...other in the middle of river. or make major changes in an activities that has already begun.in the past, this is expression with use a argument to re-elect a president especially doing a timer  when a country with it all.


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

In the past,many people depended on hores for transfertation, 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 important rade horses taht were very tall.Today,if a girl acts like she is better than everyone else, you mmight 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 voilent 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 exceting activities to offer visitors. My children call it a one horse town.Last night ,I get a telephone call while I was watching TV show.I decided no to answer it because wild horses could not drive me away from TV. There is nothing that could stop me from doing what I wanted to do. Sometimes you get information straight from the horse's mouth.

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

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Now the VOA special English Programme 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 American still use expritions 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 her high horse.Yesterday,my childen 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 again 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 childen 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 want to do.Sometimes you get information straight from the horse's mouth-It comes geractly from the person who knows most about the subject and is the best source.Later you 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 up giving a question that has been settled.We say this is like beating a dead horse.In politics,a dark horse cadidate is someone who is not well known to the public.Sometimes a dark horse unexpectedly quence and laction.Another piece of advice is do not change horces in midstream-You would not want to get off one horse and onto another in the middle of a river,or make changes in an activity that has already begun.In the past ,this expression was used as an archiment to realeft a president especially doing a time when the country was it were.

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in the past ,many people depended horses for transfortation,farming or other kinks of work.a lot of  people still like to rise horses ,and horse rasing is popular .so it is surprising that america people still use espressions about the animals .long ago, people were rich or importent rore horese that were very top.today if a girls acts  like as she is better than other else,you may say she should get operate high horse.yesterday ,my childen wanted me take them to the playgroug,but i had to finish my work ,so i told them to hold you horses wait until i finish what i am doing  .my tow boys like compete against each other and play a violent way ,i always tell them to stop horsing around ,or someaone could get hurt.wo live in a small town,it does not have any exciting activities to offer visitors,my children call 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 ,becouse while horses could not drive me away form the television,.there was nothing that could stop me form what i want it to do .sometime you get information stright from the horses` mouse,it came directly form the person who konw most about the  subject,and it`s the better source.let it say ,you teacher tell you that you there is going a test tomorrow,you could say you got the informatin stright from the horses` mouse ,however you would not want to call your teacher`a horse.you may have her this espression ,you can leave a hores to water,but you cannot make him drink,that means,you can can keep someone evive,but you cannot force him to do what he does not want to do .sometimes a person find a bettle that he`s been excited,or he keeps aguring a question that has been settleed .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.

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now the voe special english program words and their stories.today we tell about horse expressions.in the past ,many people depended on horse for tansportation, farming, and other kinds of work.a lot of peole still like to ride horses and horse racing is also popular.so it is not surprising that the americans still use the expressions about the animals.a long ago, people who were rich or important rode horses that were very tall.today if a girl 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 horse .wait until i finish what i am doing.my two boys like to compete against each other and play in a vilent way.i alway tell them to stop horsing around or someone would get hurt.we live in a small town. it does not have any exciting acitivities to offer visitors.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 anwser it because  wild horses could not drug me away from  the television there is nothing that could stop me from doing what i want to do.sometimes you get information straight from the horse's mouth.it comes directly  from the person who knows most the subject and it is the best sourse. let us say your 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 wounld 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 that he does not want to do. sometime a person fights a  battle that has been decided  or keeps arguing a quesion 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. an anther  piece of advice is do not changing horses in middle street. you could not want to get off one horse and on to an other  in the middle of 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 the country was at war.
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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 surperising 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 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 when 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 directly from the person who knows most about the subject and it's the best source.let us say,your teacher tells you there is going to be a test tomorrow.you could say you've 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 cannot force him to do something he does not want to do.sometimes a person fights a battle that has been decides 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 unexpectedly wins a election.

another piece of advice 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 relect a president,specially during a time when the country was in the war.

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Today we tell about horse expressions

In the past, many people depended on horses for transporsion, 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 surpring that Americans still use expressions about the animals.

Long ago, people who were rich or important rode horse 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 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 ther and play in a violate 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 while horses could not drag me away form 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 it's the best source. That it is say your teacher telling 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 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 wellknown to the public. Sometimes a dark horse unexpectely queens and election.

Another piece of advice is do not change horses in mistream. You would not want to get off one horse onto another in the middle of a river, or make major changes in a activity that has already begun. In the past this expression was use as an arguement to realect a president, especialy during the time when a 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 talk about the 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 on surprising that American still using 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 play ground but I have to finish my work so I told them to hold your horses wait until I finished what I'm 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 some one could get hurt .We live in a small town it does not 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 fevorite television show .I decided not to answer it becasue wild horse 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 subjects and this is best source .Let us say your teacher tells you there is going to ba 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 fights a battle that has been decided or keeps agruing a question that has been settled , we say this is like beating a dead horse .In politics a darkhorse candidate is someone who is not well know to the public ,sometime a darkhorse unexpectedly wins the election. Another pice of advice is do not chang horses in mid-stream 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 arguement to reelect a president expecially during the time when the country was at war .
This's VOA special English program was written by XXX .I'm XXX you can find more words and their stories at our website VOA special English dot com .

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