Hold your horses
We’re all familiar with the common idiom “hold your horses.” We might say that to a friend who’s upset about something, and we might hear that from a stranger when we’re losing our temper in public. We’ve never stopped to think about the meaning of this phrase, but luckily for us, Twitter user “John Snow” did.
According to his interpretation, when you tell your friend to “hold their horses,” you’re telling them to be stable, since a stable is the place where people literally hold their horses. “Hold your horses” is a fancier way of telling someone to calm down, but we never realized the literal meaning behind it. Aren’t puns fun?