American Idioms and Expressions

On Horseback Idiom

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on horseback
What does on horseback mean?
to be on the back of a horseWe went up to the campground on horseback.
on horseback
What does on horseback mean?
on the back of a horseWe rode out to the old red barn on horseback.
on horseback
What does on horseback mean?
on the back of a horse We rode to the river on horseback.

on horseback
What does on horseback mean?
on the back of a horse We rode to the river on horseback.

on horseback
What does on horseback mean?
on the back of a horse We went to the campground on horseback.


Some Random Idioms
Swim with the tide
What does "Swim with the tide" mean?
If you swim with the tide, you do the same as people around you and accept the general consensus. ('Go with the tide' is an alternative form.)
take (something) into account
What does "take (something) into account" mean?
to remember and consider something"Please take into account the fact that the girl has only been studying French for a few weeks."
quick-and-dirty
What does "quick-and-dirty" mean?
something done rapidly and sloppily
messed up
What does "messed up" mean?
unfair; cruel. That's messed up. How could he do that to you?
hold (someone's) hand
What does "hold (someone's) hand" mean?
to hold the hand of someone The man held his son's hand as they watched the scary movie.

keep one's chin up
What does "keep one's chin up" mean?
remain brave and confident in a difficult situation;
don't despair or worry too much.
"I know that things have been difficult for yourecently, but keep your chin up. Everything will be better soon."
keep one`s word
What does "keep one`s word" mean?
fulfill/keep one`s promiseShe never keeps her word, so I don`t believe that she will come to the party as she said.
fat chance
What does "fat chance" mean?
little or no possibility, almost no chanceFat chance that my friend will let me borrow his car. He never lets me borrow anything.
change hands
What does "change hands" mean?
to be transferred from one person to another The pizza restaurant changed hands many times during the last several years.

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