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The gift horse"s mouth

a Jimmy Flannery mystery

by Robert Wright Campbell

  • 159 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading

Published by Pocket Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Chicago (Ill.)
    • Subjects:
    • Flannery, Jimmy (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.,
    • Politicians -- Fiction.,
    • Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRobert Campbell.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3553.A4867 G54 1990
      The Physical Object
      Pagination198 p. ;
      Number of Pages198
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1877672M
      ISBN 100671675869
      LC Control Number90037919
      OCLC/WorldCa21593083

        But when someone gives you a horse as a present, you don’t inspect it before you accept it. “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” means “Don’t quibble about a gift.” Here’s a little more information. Within its entry for the noun “gift,” the Oxford English Dictionary says “gift-horse” means “a horse given as a present.”.   It goes back to the seige of Troy and the Trojan horse. the horse was a very large wooden model, given as a gift. If they had looked in the horse's mouth, they would have known there were people inside. They waited until dark, came out of the horse and won the battle.

      The Horse's Mouth Hardcover – 1 Jan Be all this as it may, when all is said and done, it is Cary's gift with dialogue and Jimson's sharp wit that catch the reader and linger. Further, the book, for all its madcap drolleries, has a twilit shroud hanging over it. The reader knows from the first chapter that Jimson will die soon, and as /5(40). Look a gift horse in the mouth definition is - to look in a critical way at something that has been given to one. How to use look a gift horse in the mouth in a sentence.

      Look a gift horse in the mouth definition: to find faults or difficulties when someone offers you a gift or opportunity | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples.


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Look it up now. For example, Dad's old car is full of dents, but we shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth.

This term, generally expressed as a cautionary proverb (Don't The gift horses mouth book a gift horse in the mouth), has been traced to the writings of the 4th-century cleric, St. Jerome, and has appeared in English since about It alludes to determining the age of a horse by looking at its teeth.

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A gift horse is a horse that was a gift, quite simply. When given a horse, it would be bad manners to inspect the horse's mouth to see if it has bad teeth. This can be applied as an analogy to any gift: Don't inspect it to make sure it matches some standard you have, just be grateful.

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You look in a horse's mouth to determine its age and/or health. So if someone gives you a horse, and you look in it's mouth, it's like looking for a price tag. It's rude. Definition of don’t look a gift horse in the mouth in the Idioms Dictionary.

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expr expression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." figurative (Be grateful for [sth] free.): À cheval donné, on ne regarde pas les dents expr: I was disappointed that the antique vase my aunt gave me had a chip in the rim, but.

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Joyce Cary wrote two trilogies, or 'triptychs' as he later called them, and both are Faber Finds. The first comprises Herself Surprised (), To Be a Pilgrim () and The Horse's Mouth ().Paul: If I were you, I wouldn’t look a gift horse in the be grateful that he was kind enough to give you his old car when you needed one.

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