don't look a gift horse in the mouth

don't look a gift horse in the mouth
Meaning
Don't be ungrateful when given something.
Origin
A horse's age can be estimated by checking how worn its teeth are.

Meaning and origin of phrases. 2013.

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  • don't look a gift horse in the mouth — ► don t look a gift horse in the mouth proverb don t find fault with something that you have discovered or been given. Main Entry: ↑gift …   English terms dictionary

  • don't look a gift horse in the mouth — This means that if you are given something, a present or a chance, you should not waste it by being too critical or examining it too closely …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • don't look a gift horse in the mouth — I. do not complain if a gift is not perfect; take what you ve been given without criticism or emphasis on its worth.    Be happy. Don t look a gift horse in the mouth. II. do not be critical of a gift; be grateful for a gift    Don t evaluate a… …   English idioms

  • don't look a gift horse in the mouth — don’t/never/look a gift horse in the mouth phrase used for saying that if you are given something good, you should not complain about it or try to find things that are wrong with it Thesaurus: presents and giftssynonym Main entry: gift …   Useful english dictionary

  • don't look a gift horse in the mouth — See: LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • don't look a gift horse in the mouth — See: LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • don't\ look\ a\ gift\ horse\ in\ the\ mouth — See: look a gift horse in the mouth …   Словарь американских идиом

  • look a gift horse in the mouth — complain if a gift is not perfect Even if you don t like the present from the company you shouldn t complain. Remember don t look a gift horse in the mouth …   Idioms and examples

  • don't look a gift horse in the mouth — do not be critical of a gift …   English contemporary dictionary

  • never look a gift horse in the mouth — don’t/never/look a gift horse in the mouth phrase used for saying that if you are given something good, you should not complain about it or try to find things that are wrong with it Thesaurus: presents and giftssynonym Main entry: gift …   Useful english dictionary

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