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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.
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.