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[quote=Carson] The gift horse was a real, honest-to-goodness horse, given as a gift. People would estimate the age of any horse, and therefore its worth as a work animal, by looking at the condition of its teeth. If the horse had been a gift, that was considered a bad idea. It might be taken as an insult. Or it might cause the benefactor to take back his horse. The expression is pretty old. It was used in the 1600s as we use it today. But records of it exist in Latin from, would you believe, as early as 300 A.D. Those are written records, so the expression could be way older than that. Cool, huh? :-)[/quote]
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