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The phrase is historically related to horse riding or travelling by horse, or driving a horse-drawn vehicle. A number of explanations, all unverified, have been offered for the origins of the phrase, dating back Cardbord Thunder - Malossi - Hold Your Horses usage in Ancient Greece.
The saying is typically used when someone is rushing into something. It is often combined with linked idioms such as cool your jets. However it also has a more literal meaning and in certain circumstances is the preferred idiom to use.
Someone is to slow down when going too fast,  or to wait a moment, or to be more careful,  or to be patient before acting. It is usually followed up with an explanation to demonstrate why you should wait. We're almost there. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the expression. If someone tells you to hold your horses, you are doing something too fast and they would like you to slow down.
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Usage notes: usually used Cardbord Thunder - Malossi - Hold Your Horses an instruction, as in the example 'Hold your horses, Colin, I'm working as fast as I can! The Idioms. Brigham Young University.
Archived from the original on 11 May The Iliad, Book 23 Lines Translated by A. Murray, Ph. But Antilochus turned aside his single-hooved horses, and drave on outside the track, and followed after him, a little at one side.
Here is the way straitened, but presently it will be wider for passing; lest haply thou work harm to us both by fouling my car. Translated by Ian Johnston Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Orchestra Of Radio Luxembourg, Hugues Reiner - Concerto de la Reine Antilochus guided his sure-footed horses off the track, charging up a little to one side.
Atreus' son, alarmed, shouted at Antilochus: 'Antilochus, you're driving like an idiot! Pull your horses back! The road's too narrow. It gets wider soon—you can pass me there! Watch you don't hit me. You'll make us crash! Oxford University Press, June The Phrase Finder.
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