One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
usually with negative Find fault with something that has been received as a gift or favor.‘they did not look the gift horse in the mouth when the opportunity for victory presented itself’
- ‘Ah well, don't look a gift horse in the mouth, right?’
- ‘I doubt whether there are any famous people or people of high standing living in the community, so don't look a gift horse in the mouth and grab this golden opportunity while it is still there.’
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