Open main menu

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

horse of a different color

  1. (idiomatic) An unrelated or only incidentally related matter with distinctly different significance.
    • 1908, Harold MacGrath, chapter 22, in The Lure of the Mask:
      "Against physical danger I am willing to offer myself at any time to your Highness . . . . But to walk straight into jail, with my eyes open, that's a horse of a different color."

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit