Several phrases have stuck around long after a time when horses were much more common in daily life. They include don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, which is a warning not to expect a gift too closely, and straight from the horse’s mouth, which refers to information directly from the source involved. Also, to vet, as in to vet a presidential candidate, means to examine with the necessary thoroughness of a veterinarian.  This is part of a complete episode.

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