Hold your horses

(Informal)
Explanation: What is an idiom?

stop, wait or consider carefully a decision or opinion about something

Context:

Grandson: Thanks for dinner Grandpa and Grandma. I think I'll go and watch some TV now.

Grandfather: Hold your horses a minute there son! We have to clean the dishes before we put relax.

Grandson: Of course. I forgot.

Notes:

"Hold your horses" literally means to keep your horse (or horses) still, which would be used when horse riding or driving a horse-drawn vehicle. Thus it is very easy for someone without previously hearing the expression to understand its meaning. Someone is to slow down when going too fast, or to wait a moment, or to be more careful, or to be patient before acting.

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