One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to convey that nothing could persuade or force one to do something.‘wild horses wouldn't have kept me away’
- ‘Even though I'll be in Birmingham on Saturday (Aston Villa v Charlton), wild horses wouldn't drag me away from some of these places on Sunday.’
- ‘He assured friends that wild horses wouldn't drag him back to the Lords when he stepped down as Archbishop of York last weekend.’
- ‘Well, a pack of wild horses wouldn't have got Angela out of the Sari Club - all the attention she was getting.’
- ‘I don't know where he gets it from because wild horses wouldn't drag me onto a stage.’
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