horse and buggy


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horse and buggy

A horse-drawn carriage. The phrase is often used to emphasize that something is outdated (much like the horse and buggy itself). I'm sorry, Grandma, but shag carpeting has definitely gone the way of the horse and buggy.
See also: and, buggy, horse

horse and buggy

 and horse and carriage; buggy whip
Fig. a carriage pulled by a horse, as opposed to a modern automobile; the horse was urged on with a whip. (A symbol of old-fashionedness or out-of-dateness. Particularly with go out with, as in the examples.) That kind of clothing went out with the horse and buggy. I thought suspenders went out with the horse and carriage, but I see them everywhere now.
See also: and, buggy, horse
References in classic literature ?
As she peered through the soft gray light not a house of any sort was visible near the station, nor was any person in sight; but after a while the child discovered a horse and buggy standing near a group of trees a short distance away.
And the man always furnishes the horse and buggy. Well, now, what's the difference between my taking you buggy-riding and furnishing the horse and buggy, and taking you horse-back-riding and furnishing the horses?"
David Blythe had sent his horse and buggy to meet them, and the urchin who had brought it slipped away with a sympathetic grin, leaving them to the delight of driving alone to their new home through the radiant evening.
On that evening he hired a horse and buggy at Wes- ley Moyer's livery barn and took her for a drive.
"Stories of Yesteryear: Horse and Buggy Days" is a compilation of his engaging short story reminiscences of a now bygone era in the New England farming community of Fullertown.
West Reading, PA, March 18, 2013 --(PR.com)-- It is acknowledged that the charm of the horse and buggy and other scenic Lancaster views bring over 100 million people to visit Lancaster County each year.
They spend some time with the Buckholder family, who are members of a plain order called Horse and Buggy Mennonites.
"You know, some of the best examples from history are the automobile replacing the horse and buggy. You know tens of thousands of people all across America lost their jobs in the horse and buggy industry.
Pearson that he needed to find his own horse and buggy so he could enjoy the experience of a leisurely drive at his own convenience.
After the ceremony we went for a horse and buggy ride in our new buggy.
The Denboer family made 450 kilograms of cheese, then delivered it by horse and buggy to the Gouda Market.
I'd love to hear about any examples you have: Send them to me by email at arooks@solutionsmagazine.org, or by that horse and buggy technology, the fax machine, at +1 847 998 6174.
Introduced to the UK two years ago, it was meant to the change the way we live and, in the words of its US inventor Dean Kamen, it would "be to the car what the car was to the horse and buggy".
Getting groceries and mail by bike and using horse and buggy as our taxi is just a small part of living our values.
Eschewing the futurist exotica of previous records, Beet Maize and Corn finds the band journeying to the days of horse and buggy. We talked to frontman Sean O'Hagan about time travel, big label problems, and more.