One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Make a wrong or inappropriate choice.
- ‘Are we going to back the wrong horse sometimes?’
- ‘On that occasion he most certainly backed the wrong horse.’
- ‘I think most of the critics are backing the wrong horse in seeing the issue of testing for recreational drugs as a make or break issue.’
- ‘With the calling of parliament in 1640 it became apparent that Huntingdon had backed the wrong horse.’
- ‘This harshness will doubtless be exacerbated by the fact that they backed the wrong horse in the telecoms market.’
- ‘Most are dedicated, caring men who just happen to have backed the wrong horse.’
- ‘The majority of intelligent, sensitive artists, writers, painters, musicians backed the wrong horse for a long time in the 20th century.’
- ‘Any reader who doesn't itch to pick up a pencil at this point is perhaps backing the wrong horse.’
- ‘The diversification should help to reduce the risk in case you back the wrong horse.’
- ‘But time has shown that the government backed the wrong horse.’
- ‘Is it time to say sorry for backing the wrong horse?’
- ‘In the latter case, I think he backed the wrong horse, but we'll come to that later.’
- ‘In exploring the rhetoric of singularity, then, I might seem to be backing the wrong horse.’
- ‘A jumble of investments created as an alternative to losing all one's money backing a single horse.’
- ‘Then he got down on one knee and said, ‘I'm sorry we backed the wrong horse.'’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.