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I'm a very interesting and intelligent man
and this
is brad
who as you may have noticed is a horse
fred and I are going to be helping you to improve your English
I been you’ve never been taught by by a horse before
hungry isn't it
In fact he eats all the time
He eats like a horse…of course, he is a horse
in English
if someone eats a lot
we can say that he eats like a horse
like a horse
to eat a lot
What’s that you say Fred?
Anyway I heard it straight from the horse's mouth
we use this idiom when we've got some information directly from the person
responsible for it. For example
my boss is going to fire me
yes it's true, I've heard it straight from the horse's mouth
it means my boss told me directly
i didn't hear it from anyone else
Sad news I’m afraid
Fred's died
Which means there’s no point in trying to get him to work anymore
and how do we get a horse to work?
that's right
by hitting it
or as we say
Flogging it
Our next horse idiom
to flog a dead pulls which as you can see is completely pointless
a dead
this means
to waste effort at something that we have no chance of succeeding at
i sometimes feel like i'm flogging a dead horse when i'm teaching
my students
they never seem to learn, I don’t quite understand what the problem is
Very frustrating
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Horse Idioms - BBC Learning English

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姚易辰 published on August 14, 2013
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