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frighten the horses
To cause dismay or distress. While we're staying with your grandparents, please don't say anything to frighten the horses.
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frighten the horsescause consternation or dismay; shock.
1996 Independent No matter the inadvertent hurt or crass provocation or outright insult, bite your tongue, be pleasant, be polite, don't frighten the horses.
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