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home, James (, and don't spare the horses)

A humorous directive for a driver to take one home directly and without delay. Thank goodness you finally came to pick me up. Home, James, and don't spare the horses! You know, shouting "home, James" every time you get in the car is starting to get a little tiresome.
See also: and, James, spare

home, James (and don't spare the horses)!

used as a humorous way of exhorting the driver of a vehicle to drive home quickly. dated
This was the title of a popular song by F. Hillebrand in 1934 ; it represents a parody of the instruction given to a coachman in the days of the horse and carriage.
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Consequently James stooped, and--in a purely brotherly way--kissed Violet.
Five minutes later James, back in the atmosphere of chalk, was writing on the blackboard certain sentences for his class to turn into Latin prose.
I shall not ride any more," said Dorothea, urged to this brusque resolution by a little annoyance that Sir James would be soliciting her attention when she wanted to give it all to Mr.
No, that is too hard," said Sir James, in a tone of reproach that showed strong interest.
James Williams sat a girl in a loose tan jacket and a straw hat adorned with grapes and roses.
But if his description seems to follow that of James Williams, divest it of anything Cloverdalian.
In this statement, to my mind, Dunlap concedes far more than James did in his later theory.
We're just setting the house in order, Alan," said James, in his frightened and somewhat fawning way.
At last James could keep his seat no longer, and begged my permission to be so unmannerly as walk about.
James, then a hobbadehoy, was now become a young man, having had the benefits of a university education, and acquired the inestimable polish which is gained by living in a fast set at a small college, and contracting debts, and being rusticated, and being plucked.
James Crawley's things instantly; "and hark ye, Bowls," she added, with great graciousness, "you will have the goodness to pay Mr.
She stood besides James like a sentinel, watching over him as he breakfasted.
James, having finished his milk, began to wash himself.
James Harthouse in the meantime on a round of visits to the voting and interesting notabilities of Coketown and its vicinity.
James Harthouse might not have thought so much of it, but that he had wondered so long at her impassive face.