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.
- Hang on / Hold on
Meaning: wait a short time (informal)
Example: Can you hang/hold on a second? I need to grab some things before we leave.
One of my favorite songs when I was a child…Yeah, I’ll admit it’s a little embarrassing now.
- grow out of something
Meaning: get too big for
Example: Babies grow out of clothing so quickly!
- grow into something
Meaning: grow big enough to fit
Example: These pants are too big for him now, but he’ll grow into them soon.
- Hand something down
Transitive, Intransitive, Separable
Meaning: give something used to someone
Example: My mom saved some things to hand down to my sisters and I.
When I was a child I never had new clothes because I was the youngest and my mom would wait for my older sisters to grow out of their clothes so that she could hand down the clothes to me and I could grow into them.
The “big cheese” is a slang term meaning “the boss,” or a very important person in a company.
to screw up: to make a mistake
to nail (something): to do something perfectly
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