Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

hold one's horses

Definition of hold one's horses

informal

  1. —used to tell someone to slow down, stop, or wait for a short time <“Hurry up. We need to get going.” “Hold your horses. I'll be ready in a minute.”>



Word by Word Definitions

holdplay
  1. :  to have possession or ownership of or have at one's disposal

    :  to have as a privilege or position of responsibility

    :  to have as a mark of distinction

  1. :  stronghold

    :  confinement, custody

    :  prison

  1. :  the interior of a ship below decks

    :  the cargo deck of a ship

    :  the cargo compartment of a plane

horseplay horses
  1. :  a large solid-hoofed herbivorous ungulate mammal (Equus caballus, family Equidae, the horse family) domesticated since prehistoric times and used as a beast of burden, a draft animal, or for riding

    :  racehorse

    :  a male horse

  1. :  to provide with a horse

    :  to move by brute force

    :  to be in heat

  1. :  of or relating to a horse

    :  hauled or powered by a horse

    :  large or coarse of its kind


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hold one's horses? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the range of perception or understanding

Get Word of the Day daily email!