Horses are often synonymous with strength, might, and hard work. Because this one mammal is known to have great strength and is able to run fast. Even in ancient times, horses were often used as a medium of transportation. Good for riding or carrying large quantities of goods.
So, what about the word horse which is used as a proverb? Have you heard of some of them? If you are still unfamiliar with proverbs with the word horse, the following IDN Times gives five examples of proverbs containing the word horse. Has a deep meaning, read carefully the review below, yes!
1. Like a horse out of seclusion
It seems that no one is able to live under stressful conditions or be constantly restrained. Starting from his movements, until his behavior is always monitored and regulated like a prisoner. Because in truth, everyone crave freedom for himself.
Therefore, this proverb can be interpreted as a condition where a person feels happy because he is no longer restrained. Either by the environment or by the rules that he wants to or not, he must obey. So happy to be ‘free’, it can be likened to a horse that has escaped from seclusion.
2. Good luck dog woe horse
Sometimes you like to feel jealous, seeing a relative or friend whose life seems happy and well-off. Not infrequently even compare fate with them. Where it makes you less grateful and feel less constantly.
Maybe this proverb can be a warning for you. That people’s fate is not the same. Some are lucky, some are unlucky. It’s only a matter of time, until your fate can change for the better. Of course it also can not be separated from how your own business, yes.
3. The grass looks for the horse
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Some people think that it’s usually guys who like to chase girls to get her heart. It’s rare for a girl to try to chase a guy. Moreover, to openly show his love for the man. Well, the proverb the grass looks for a horse describes the state of a woman who is actually looking for a man.
Is this wrong? Of course not completely. Although sometimes it’s still considered taboo, but it’s okay, how come the women come forward to express their feelings. As long as this is not done excessively, let alone seem forced.
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4. Asking the horse for horns
In this life you must have desires and hopes, and hope that one day they can be achieved. Optimism is good, but it must be accompanied by logical thinking, too. Don’t be like the proverb ‘ask the horse for horns’, OK! For example, you ask your parents to buy you a new motorbike on your birthday.
While you yourself know, the economic conditions of your father and mother are still mediocre. Yes, I have the heart to give them an additional burden of thought. Just because you whine to buy a motorbike? It’s okay to have a desire, but you have to look at the situation and conditions too, please.
5. The donkey is going to be a horse
If you think about it, donkeys and horses are certainly very different. Both physically and in his abilities. Although both are four-legged animals and can be ridden. But in terms of strength, clearly the horse is superior to the donkey.
For this reason, the proverb ‘donkey wants to be a horse’ can be interpreted as someone who is not knowledgeable enough, but is forced to be on a par with those who are more knowledgeable. In fact, he himself should still have a lot to learn and it is not time to be in that position. It’s not that it’s impossible, but you can say it’s just not the right time.
How, more and more, do you know about proverbs? Although the language is implied and sometimes makes you curious, but after knowing what the meaning and intentions are in it, there must be advice that can be taken. No exception to the five proverbs that contain the word ‘horse’ above. So, which of the five have you heard of before?
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