- 1 c [Zool] caballo (m) to ride a horse montar a caballo, andar* a caballo (CS, Méx) he lost a lot of money on the horses perdió mucho dinero en las carreras de caballos from the horse's mouth [colloquial/familiar] I want to hear it straight from the horse's mouth quiero que me lo diga él mismo/ella misma his/her high horse when he gets on his high horse … cuando se pone a pontificar … you'd better get down off your high horse va a ser mejor que bajes el gallo [familiar/colloquial] hold your horses [colloquial/familiar] ¡un momentito! horses for courses (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] a cada cual, lo suyo I could eat a horse tengo un hambre canina, me comería una vaca entera to back the wrong horse hacer* una mala elección to be a horse of another o a different color ser* harina de otro costal to beat o (BrE) flog a dead horse [colloquial/familiar] talking to them about cutting expenditure is a case of beating a dead horse hablarles de reducir gastos es como arar en el mar or como machacar en hierro frío asking him to contribute is like beating a dead horse pedirle que colabore es pedirle peras al olmo to change horses in midstream cambiar de parecer ( or de política etc) a mitad de camino to drive a horse and cart through sth arrasar con algo to eat like a horse comer como un sabañón or como una lima (nueva) wild horses wild horses wouldn't make me go back to that job por nada del mundo volvería a ese trabajo wild horses couldn't keep me away no me lo perdería por nada del mundo you can lead o take a horse to water but you can't make it drink puedes darle un consejo a alguien, pero no puedes obligarlo a que lo siga (before n) horse blanket gualdrapa (f), manta (f) para caballo, jerga (f) (RPl) horse riding (BrE) equitación (f)More example sentences
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- A horse pulling a cart carrying racegoers was struck by lightning and died and a passenger was killed.
- The mowing machine for the barley and oats was pulled by two horses and carried two people - the blades would be flying when it was in use.
- Domestic donkeys interact well with other livestock animals such as horses, cows, goats, sheep, and llamas.
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- I now have more mares than male horses though among the top 10 I own three of them are males.
- The photo is cropped closely so that the reader is not aware that he's looking at a picture of a male horse rather than a mare.
- On the roof of the cave deft hands had painted bison, elk, horses and wild boars.
- Wild horses can be tamed, but Finch said it takes someone who is knowledgeable and experienced.
- The horse family - Equiidae - was an especial success story during the Neogene.
- 2 c (vaulting-block) potro (m), caballo (m) (Méx)More example sentences
- And the wall bars and horses which have characterised school gym halls for hundreds of years will be replaced by treadmills and electronic recumbent bikes.
- R. Mikaelyan was first among the Soviet gymnasts who started with the long horse.
- A year later Olga won her first award at the national title meet - a gold medal in the horse vault.
- 3 (cavalry) (+ pl vb) caballería (f) light horse caballería ligeraMore example sentences
- The cavalry regiments have always been splendidly dressed, with the light horse being the most dashing.
- He fought alongside the duke at the naval battles off Lowestoft in 1665 and at Sole Bay in 1672 and, though a catholic, was made colonel of a regiment of horse.
- The next level down was the commander of the fire unit - the horse artillery troop or foot artillery company - equivalent to modern batteries.
- 4 u (heroin) [slang/argot] caballo (m) [argot/slang]More example sentences
- For the great horse called heroin will take you to hell.
- Instead of a bunch of layabouts smoking glue and cracking charlie's horse with LSD, we could have good, fit criminals with discipline and firearms skills.
- He remembers his first taste of marijuana, his first snort of horse.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.