Definition of horses for courses in English:

horses for courses


  • Different people are suited to different things or situations.

    • ‘However, coach Clive Woodward chose horses for courses and Tindall started the game and typified England's thirst for victory with some big hits.’
    • ‘Sometimes it's a matter of being in the right place at the right time or what you might call horses for courses.’
    • ‘Always a believer in horses for courses - since the advent of the squad system at least - the Scotland coach is likely to chop and twiddle and tinker over the five championship games.’
    • ‘They are cheap and safe and have gained NHS approval, so it's horses for courses on this one.’
    • ‘I think it's very much horses for courses - it's about getting a good balance between public and private sector.’
    • ‘In fact, it is a case of horses for courses but whatever you do, please give your ferry route some careful consideration.’
    • ‘My answer to that question is that sometimes you have to make a rugby decision based on a horses for courses policy, and this is such an occasion.’
    • ‘Instead of horses for courses, they're going for another outsider.’
    • ‘However, it is horses for courses and we can't say for sure that every boy will play all their matches for the club team.’
    • ‘So I'm not interested in politics, it's horses for courses.’