if wishes were horses, beggars would ride


if wishes were horses, beggars would ride
if wishes were horses, beggars would ride proverb if you could achieve your aims simply by wishing for them, life would be very easy.
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  • if wishes were horses, beggars would ride — a 1628 J. CARMICHAELL Proverbs in Scots no. 140 And [if] wishes were horses pure [poor] men wald ryde. 1721 J. KELLY Scottish Proverbs 178 If Wishes were Horses, Beggars would ride. 1844 J. O. HALLIWELL Nursery Rhymes of England (ed. 4) 501 If… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • If wishes were horses, beggars would ride — is an English proverb which is usually used to suggest that it is useless to wish; that better results will be achieved through action.OriginIt is speculated that the proverb may have originated in Scotland, though its earliest documented use is… …   Wikipedia

  • if wishes were horses, beggars would ride — This means that wishing for something or wanting it is not the same as getting or having it …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • if wishes were horses, beggars would ride — proverb if you could achieve your aims simply by wishing for them, life would be very easy * * * if wishes were ˌhorses, beggars would/might ˈride idiom (saying) wishing for sth does not make it happen Main entry: ↑wishidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • if wishes were horses, beggars would ride —    This means that wishing for something or wanting it is not the same as getting or having it.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • if wishes were horses, beggars might ride — if wishes were ˌhorses, beggars would/might ˈride idiom (saying) wishing for sth does not make it happen Main entry: ↑wishidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • If Wishes Were Horses — ST episode name = If Wishes Were Horses Rumpelstiltskin series = DS9 ep num = 16 prod num = 416 date = May 16, 1993 writer = Nell McCue Crawford William L. Crawford Michael Piller director = Robert Legato guest = Keone Young as Buck Bokai… …   Wikipedia

  • ride — see if you can’t ride two horses at once, you shouldn’t be in the circus set a beggar on horseback, and he’ll ride to the devil if two ride on a horse, one must ride behind if wishes were horses, beggars would ride he who rides a tiger is afraid… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Thematic Index — absence absence makes the heart grow fonder he who is absent is always in the wrong the best of friends must part blue are the hills that are far away distance lends enchantment to the view out of sight, out of mind …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • wish — ► VERB 1) desire something that cannot or probably will not happen. 2) want to do something. 3) ask (someone) to do something or that (something) be done. 4) express a hope that (someone) has (happiness, success, etc.). 5) (wish on) hope that… …   English terms dictionary