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I Could Eat a Horse

What Does "I Could Eat a Horse" Mean?

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"I could eat a horse" is an English idiom. It means "extremely hungry."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "I could eat a horse" used in a sentence:
  • I haven't eaten all day; I could eat a horse right now!
  • He came home from the hike saying he could eat a horse.
  • After the marathon, she felt like she could eat a horse.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "I Could Eat a Horse" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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