Meaning: To wait; to be patient. Usually said as a command.
A: “Let’s go!” B: “Hold your horses! I still need to take a shower.”
The teacher told everyone to hold their horses after he passed out the exam because he still had a few important instructions to give.
A: “Will you marry me?” B: “It’s only our first date! Hold your horses!”
Someone might tell you to hold your horses if…
A. You forget to bring your cell phone to school.
B. You sit quietly in a hospital waiting area until your name is called.
C. You enter the bathroom before the custodian is finished cleaning it.
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The correct answer is C. Even if you can’t wait any longer, you should still “hold your horses” until the custodian is finished cleaning the bathroom.