look a gift horse in the mouth

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Definition of look a gift horse in the mouth

: to look in a critical way at something that has been given to one I noticed the guitar wasn't made of real wood, but I didn't say anything because you shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth.

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“Look a gift horse in the mouth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/look%20a%20gift%20horse%20in%20the%20mouth. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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