almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades

Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades
(USA) Used in response to someone saying "almost" in a win/lose situation. The full expression is "Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades." An alternate form puts "and flinging shit from a shovel" at the end.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • Horsehoe head — Horseshoe Horse shoe , n. 1. A shoe for horses, consisting of a narrow plate of iron in form somewhat like the letter U, nailed to a horse s hoof. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything shaped like a horsehoe, such as a U shaped bend in a river. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horsehoe magnet — Horseshoe Horse shoe , n. 1. A shoe for horses, consisting of a narrow plate of iron in form somewhat like the letter U, nailed to a horse s hoof. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything shaped like a horsehoe, such as a U shaped bend in a river. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horsehoe nail — Horseshoe Horse shoe , n. 1. A shoe for horses, consisting of a narrow plate of iron in form somewhat like the letter U, nailed to a horse s hoof. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything shaped like a horsehoe, such as a U shaped bend in a river. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horsehoe nose — Horseshoe Horse shoe , n. 1. A shoe for horses, consisting of a narrow plate of iron in form somewhat like the letter U, nailed to a horse s hoof. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything shaped like a horsehoe, such as a U shaped bend in a river. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horseshoe — Horse shoe , n. 1. A shoe for horses, consisting of a narrow plate of iron in form somewhat like the letter U, nailed to a horse s hoof. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything shaped like a horsehoe, such as a U shaped bend in a river. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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