wild horses couldn't drag me

wild horses couldn't drag me

Nothing could induce or persuade me, as in Wild horses couldn't drag me to that nightclub. This idiom, always in negative form, is believed to have replaced wild horses couldn't draw it from me, referring to the medieval torture of using horses to stretch a prisoner and thereby force a confession. [First half of 1800s]
See also: drag, horse, wild
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Wild horses couldn't drag me behind the wheel there.
The shock at the close rivalled the famous horse's head scene in The Godfather - and wild horses couldn't drag me away from the final episode next Sunday.