back the wrong horse

Back the wrong horse
If you back the wrong horse, you give your support to the losing side in something.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • back the wrong horse — {v. phr.} To support a loser. * /In voting for George Bush, voters in 1992 were backing the wrong horse./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • back the wrong horse — {v. phr.} To support a loser. * /In voting for George Bush, voters in 1992 were backing the wrong horse./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • back the wrong horse — back/pick/the right/wrong/horse phrase to support someone or something that succeeds fails Despite their best efforts, companies sometimes end up backing the wrong horse. Thesaurus: to do something well or better …   Useful english dictionary

  • back the wrong horse —    If you back the wrong horse, you give your support to the losing side in something.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you back or bet on the wrong horse, for example the loser in a contest, match or election, you support the wrong… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Back the wrong horse —   If you back the wrong horse, you give your support to the losing side in something …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • back the wrong horse — to support a person or thing that fails. It was only after we d invested all the money that we discovered we d been backing the wrong horse …   New idioms dictionary

  • back\ the\ wrong\ horse — v. phr. To support a loser. In voting for George Bush, voters in 1992 were backing the wrong horse …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Back the wrong horse — support the wrong or losing contender …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • back the wrong horse — Australian Slang support the wrong or losing contender …   English dialects glossary

  • back the wrong horse — bet on a losing racehorse; support the wrong or losing side …   English contemporary dictionary


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