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Proverbs containing the word Ride

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride

If we could achieve our aims by merely wishing, life would be very easy. This means the same as if 'ifs' and 'ans' were pots and pans…

If two men ride on a horse, one must ride behind

There cannot be two leaders in any enterprise. The man riding behind must leave it to the man in front to guide the horse. Similarly, on a... Read more →

He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount

Whatever the discomfort of his present condition -- for nobody really favours this means of transport -- it is better than dismounting and being... Read more →

Don’t ride the high horse

Don't give yourself airs. Don't be arrogant. Literally, a high horse is a war-horse or charger.

Set a begger on horseback and he’ll ride to the devil

When a man without money grows suddenly rich, he is liable to become the most arrogant of mortals. John Wolcot, whose pen-name was Peter Pindar,... Read more →