ride two horses at the same time

ride two horses at the same time

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ride two horses at once

BRITISH, JOURNALISM
If someone rides two horses at the same time or rides two horses at once, they try to do two things that cannot happen or be done at the same time. Above all, do not think you can ride two horses at the same time. You are either in business or you are a minister. You cannot be both. In trying to be friends with both sides, Britain was attempting to ride two horses at once.
See also: horse, ride, same, time, two