the wrong horse

the wrong horse
the wrong horse
◇ If you choose/pick/back (etc.) the wrong horse, you choose or support someone or something that is not successful.

The company has been losing money, and many investors are beginning to feel that they may have backed the wrong horse.

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Main Entry:horse
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the wrong horse — see horse, 1
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Main Entry:wrong

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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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

  • bet on the wrong horse — {v. phr,}, {informal} To base your plans on a wrong guess about the result of something; misread the future; misjudge a coming event. * /To count on the small family farm as an important thing in the American future now looks like betting on the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bet on the wrong horse — {v. phr,}, {informal} To base your plans on a wrong guess about the result of something; misread the future; misjudge a coming event. * /To count on the small family farm as an important thing in the American future now looks like betting on the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bet\ on\ the\ wrong\ horse — v. phr. informal To base your plans on a wrong guess about the result of something; misread the future; misjudge a coming event. To count on the small family farm as an important thing in the American future now looks like betting on the wrong… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bet on the wrong horse —    If you back or bet on the wrong horse, for example the loser in a contest, match or election, you support the wrong person.     When I voted for him, I was convinced he would win, but I backed the wrong horse …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • pick 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 …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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