horse and buggy


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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 ?
The most uncanny thing about this neighborhood was the number of the children; you thought there must be a school just out, and it was only after long acquaintance that you were able to realize that there was no school, but that these were the children of the neighborhood--that there were so many children to the block in Packingtown that nowhere on its streets could a horse and buggy move faster than a walk!
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.
Promptly on time Diana appeared with horse and buggy, her rosy face glowing above her raincoat.
He had come up the river in a steamboat, and landing at Gallipolis the previous evening had immediately obtained a horse and buggy and set out for home.
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.
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 tens of thousands of people all across America lost their jobs in the horse and buggy industry.
After the ceremony we went for a horse and buggy ride in our new buggy.
Mostly I like to read about the old times, the days of horse and buggy, like we used to ride when my dad brought us in to town.
The Denboer family made 450 kilograms of cheese, then delivered it by horse and buggy to the Gouda Market.
org, or by that horse and buggy technology, the fax machine, at +1 847 998 6174.
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.
Most were dirt paths just wide enough for a horse and buggy.