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horses for courses

Definition of horses for courses in English:

British proverb Different people are suited to different things or situations.
Example sentences
  • However, it is horses for courses and we can't say for sure that every boy will play all their matches for the club team.
  • I think it's very much horses for courses - it's about getting a good balance between public and private sector.
  • Always a believer in horses for courses - since the advent of the squad system at least - the Scotland coach is likely to chop and twiddle and tinker over the five championship games.
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Word of the day fortissimo
Pronunciation: fôrˈtisəˌmō
adverb
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly