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Hold Your Horses

HOLD YOUR HORSES

 
Meaning: Take it easy; keep calm; don't do anything rash

Attributed To: September 1844, The New Orleans Picayune (newspaper) It
was originally written as 'hold your hosses' and it appears in print that way many times from 1844 onwards. It isn't until much later, in Chatelaine, in 1939, we get the more familiar phrase, "Hold your horses, dear." In 1943 there's a more descriptive use, in Hunt and Pringle's Service Slang, "Hold your horses, hold the job until further orders. (comes from the Artillery).

Source: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/610608

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