hold one's horses

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hold one's horses

  1. (idiomatic) To be patient; to wait.
    • 1921, Booth Tarkington, Alice Adams, ch. 24:
      "I'm going to tell you, ain't I?" he said, gruffly. "Just hold your horses a minute, please."
    • 2007, "Force is last resort in Iranian crisis," forbes.com/Thomson Financial News, 17 Sep. (retrieved 5 Oct. 2008):
      "I would ask everybody to hold their horses until we go through the process," ElBaradei said.

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