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Meaning of "give a horse its head" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIVE A HORSE ITS HEAD

give a horse its head play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIVE A HORSE ITS HEAD

give a bad account of oneself
give a good account of oneself
give a monkey´s
give a person a fit
give a person five
give a person his due
give a person what for
give a toss
give a wide berth to
give as good as one gets
give away
give battle
give birth
give chase
give free rein
give ground
give guard
give head
give hostages to fortune
give in

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIVE A HORSE ITS HEAD

against the head
ahead
big head
cylinder head
department head
deputy head
give head
hit the nail on the head
keep one´s head
knock on the head
machine head
off one´s head
on one´s head
pan and tilt head
pressure head
read head
read-write head
short head
shower head
swollen head
year head

Synonyms and antonyms of give a horse its head in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «give a horse its head» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIVE A HORSE ITS HEAD

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Translator English - Chinese

给一匹马的头
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dar un caballo la cabeza
570 millions of speakers

English

give a horse its head
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक घोड़ा उसके सिर दे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إعطاء الحصان رأسه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дать лошади голову
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dar um cavalo a sua cabeça
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি ঘোড়া তার মাথা দিতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

donner un cheval sa tête
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memberi kuda kepalanya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geben einem Pferd den Kopf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

馬の頭を与える
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

말 에게 머리를 주고
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Menehi jaran kepriwe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cung cấp cho một con ngựa đầu của nó
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குதிரைக்குத் தலையைத் தருவாயாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घोडा त्याचे डोके द्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Başını bir ata ver
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dare un cavallo la testa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dać głowę konia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дати коні голову
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

da un cal cap
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δίνουν ένα άλογο το κεφάλι του
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gee ´n perd sy kop
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ge en häst dess huvud
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gi en hest hodet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of give a horse its head

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE A HORSE ITS HEAD»

The term «give a horse its head» is normally little used and occupies the 140.633 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIVE A HORSE ITS HEAD»

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The Language of Horse Racing
... head: this means any measurable distance shorter than the horse's head. Then follows a head, a neck, 1/i length, Vi length. . . See distance2. head2 To give a horse its head, or lei him have his head, is let the head - hcat 105 horse go freely.
Gerald Hammond, 2000
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Robert Frost and a Poetics of Appetite
... and hard to control with whip and goad” (253, e).32 One may “give a horse its head” and trust it to return home, but a “headless horse” is unimaginable, without horse sense. (The centaur is exactly that figure of unrestrained appetite in which,  ...
Katherine Kearns, 2009
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I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke: Six Power ...
Failure to give a horse its head means we give it no credit for even knowing how to walk. The animal needs its head for balance, and we cripple it with our urge to be in control. The horse lets us sit on its most vulnerable spot, its spine, and we ...
Mary LoVerde, 2011
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Chambers Idioms
[Literally, to give a horse its head means to slacken one's hold on the reins.] go to (someone's) head (of praise, success etc) to make (someone) arrogant, foolish, careless etc: All the publicity he has had because of his book has gone to his ...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms
[Literally, to give a horse its head means to slacken one's hold on the reins.] go to (someone's) head (of praise, success etc) to make (someone) arrogant, foolish, careless etc: All the publicity he has had because of his book has gone to his ...
Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz, 1993
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Chilcotin Yarns
... were latched on to it hard and fast, and it could become Nightmare-Alice time. drag the end of something, like a bunch of cattle dump rake a device used to rake hay and dump it in a windrow or bunch it for caulking later give a horse its head ...
Bruce Watt, 2012
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Ghost Dance II: The Amulet
“At least our trail will be washed away,” he said confidently. That was all he was confident of as he rode on into the night and the storm. Give a horse its head and it will take you home. The words of his father sent a pang of emptiness through ...
Gale Palmanteer, 2011
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Papers on Psychoanalysis
... the head ofthe army; thehead ofa class;the head ofapin; theheadqfa coin; the head ofthetable (i.e., theperson sitting atits chief end);the heads or headings ofan article; themany idiomaticphrasessuch as' to give a horse its head,' etc. Itwould ...
Ernest Jones, 1977
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Scattered by the Winds
Always give a horse its head and it'll take you home. You remember that. I used to worry lots, too, and get scared, when we first came out here. Storms, and loneliness, and so much space put civilization a long way off.” She pulled her bandana ...
Lori Micken, 2011
10
Chembers 21 Century Dictionary
give a horse its head to let it go where, and as quickly as, it chooses. • give head coarse slang to perform oral sex. • give someone his or her head to allow them to act freely and without restraint. • go to one's head 1 said of alcoholic drink: to ...
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NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIVE A HORSE ITS HEAD»

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Greige Anatomy
As we say in horse racing, give a horse its head and hope it ends up a winner.” More Articles in Style » A version of this article appeared in print ... «New York Times, Sep 08»

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