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What does "hold the horses" mean?

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Rebecca

"Hold the horses," or more accurately, "hold your horses," means to slow down, stop, or hold on. It is a slang expression used when someone wants to caution against making a hasty decision. Ex: Hold your horses! We don't know the final outcome yet. Ex: Whoa, hold your horses! We haven't arrived yet.

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