Phrasal verb: back up

  1. back something up
    Transitive, Separable
    Meaning: reverse
    Example: Back up your car so that you can avoid the fire hydrant.

I remember my first time driving after I passed my driving exam and received my license.  I was backing up my car to pull out of the driveway, and I crashed into my dad’s car!  Luckily there was not much damage, just a small scratch to his driver-side mirror.

2.  back someone up
     Transitive, Separable
     Example: I trust that my family will always back me up when I need them.

Idiom: Hold your horses

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Hold your horses is an idiom meaning “hold on” or “wait”

The saying is typically used when someone is rushing into something. It is often combined with linked idioms such as cool your jets or look before you leap. 

Example: Hold your horses!  We are almost there.