- 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...
Czech: DarovanÃ©mu 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: DarovanÃ©mu koÅłovi sa na zuby nepozeraj!