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[report整理] 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 their Stories.
Today,we tell about horse expressions.In the past,many people depended on horses for transportation,farmingand and other kinds of work.A lot of people still like to ride horses and horse racing is also popular. So it is a surprising that America still use expresstions about the animals.Long age,people who were reach or important rode horses that were very tall.Today,if a girl like she is better than every else,you might say she should get of 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 violent way.I aways tell them to stop horsing around or someone could get hurt.We lived in a small town ,it dose not have any exciting activities to offer visitors.My children call ita 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 from person who knows most about the subject and is a best sourse. Let us say,your teacher tells you there is going to be 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 forcing 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 bitting a died 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.



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