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Horse (noun): A large, four-legged mammal with a mane and a tail. Not a cow.
Depending on your culture, horses are either ridden or eaten.
Horses in the news
British supermarkets recently recalled meat products because they were ‘100% contaminated’ with horsemeat.
UK authorities argued that most English homes were already 100% contaminated with English cooking anyway.
Horseplay with idioms
Stud: Let’s get naked!
Cindy: Hold your horses, we haven’t eaten yet.
Stud: But I’m hung like a horse! Look…
Cindy: Impressive. Don’t put the cart before the horse though.
Cindy: Dinner first, I could eat a horse…
Horses on the menu
Miniature ‘teacup’ pony: The perfect starter to whet the appetite.
Thoroughbred: Race horse. Very fast food.
Zebra: Not cheap, but different-flavoured stripes are delicious.