hold your horses


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hold your horses

Stop what you're doing (often because you are moving too quickly or thoughtlessly). Whoa, hold your horses—I never said a bad word about you to Izzie!
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Hold your horses!

 and Hold your tater!
Fig. Inf. Wait! Tom: Let's go! Let's go! Mary: Hold your horses. Hold your tater, now. Where did you say you are going?
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hold your horses

SPOKEN
If you say hold your horses, you are telling someone to stop doing or saying something for a moment because they have not thought enough about it. Hold your horses a minute, will you, and just take another look at this document.
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hold your horses

wait a moment; restrain your enthusiasm. informal
1999 Colin Dexter The Remorseful Day Hold your horses! One or two things I'd like you to check first, just to make it one hundred per cent.
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hold your ˈhorses

(informal) used for asking somebody to stop for a moment, speak more slowly, etc: Hold your horses! We haven’t finished the last question yet.
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hold (one's) horses

To restrain oneself.
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