Complete Definition of "gift horse"

English

Noun

'''gift horse

  1. A gift which one is expected to accept without complaint or criticism.

#: The phrase is heard most often in the proverb:
#: Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

#: Looking in the mouth of a horse is a common way to assess its age, condition and therefore the value. As a horse is always worth something, there is no need to check a free horse to see if you're getting it for a good price...

Translations
Czech: Darovanému koni na zuby nehleÄĆ
Dutch: Men moet een gegeven paard niet in de bek kijken.
German: Einem geschenkten Gaul schaut man nicht ins Maul.
Slovak: Darovanému koÅłovi sa na zuby nepozeraj!

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