“Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart” – English Aphorism

(to) Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart

(Today’s “Tid-Bit”)

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The Aphorism “Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart” – is an Idiomatic expression which can also be classified as an Interjection, A Proverb and a Saying.  Furthermore, this phrase can also be turned into a Prepositional Phrasal Verb.

It is very similar in meaning to the Idiomatic Aphorism:  (to) “Build The House From The Ground Up” – both of which mean:

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(And Don’t Get Ahead Of Yourself…  Or The Cart)



Aphorism: “Build The House From The Ground Up”

(to) “Build The House From The Ground Up”

(Originally posted on the Aphorisms page of the GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! Lexis Portal)

This is a common Idiomatic Phrase in The English Language, used as a piece of advice.  To find out its meaning and proper usage…


(See Also:  “Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart”)

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“Today’s Tid-Bit” – (to) Ask For It

(To) Ask For It…

(Idiomatic Verb Phrase)

“Well…  You asked for it.”


“(To) Ask for it” is a phrase which means:  Some person has caused (“asked for”) whatever condition he or she is now experiencing (“it”) as a result of his or her actions previously.

For a more full explanation with lots of examples…


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(to) Get One’s Act Together

(to) “Get (one’s) Act Together”

This is an Idiomatic Verb Phrase which comes from the world of the performing arts:  Ballet, Theatre, Comedy, etc..  The word, “Act” in this phrase is referring specifically to one’s performance.  The Separable Phrasal-Verb, (to) “Get (something) Together”, is in-reference-to making that performance perfected and “in sync” with others involved in the performance.

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But, Idiomatically, it means something a bit different.  So, to see how Iron-Man can help define this Idiomatic Verb Phrase


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To ” Have The Makings Of Something ” – Idiomatic Adjectival Verb-Phrase

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(to) ” Have The Makings Of ” (Something)

Today’s “Tid-Bit” is an Idiomatic Adjectival Verb-Phrase (I bet you didn’t know there was such a thing…) which comes to us from the the GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! Lexis Portal.

(to) Have The Makings Of (something)…

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The Meaning and Usage of This Phrase

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