willing horse


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willing horse

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a person prepared to work hard
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Then for the first time he was conscious of a sense of the supernatural and drove home as rapidly as his willing horse would go.
It was a good ride by Danny, but it helped he had a willing horse.
Andrew Flintoff's employers seem ready to pull the trigger on the most willing horse of all, if the goings on at Lord's on Saturday are anything to go by.
I have friends, but I suspect they only want to know me because I am always the willing horse.
Instantly, the vehicle goes from being an unguided missile to a willing horse.
Carson was a hard man to beat on a willing horse, however, and in a ding-dong battle up the straight he got the better of old foe Lester Piggott on the dual Arc winner to score by a length and a half.
But you never say never for there could come another time when the club are short and they will be scuttling around to find a willing horse.
You cannot persist in flogging the willing horse, because no matter how willing it is, at some time it will collapse, exhausted and burnt out.
He doesn't look the biggest but if he takes to it he could be very exciting - you couldn't get a more willing horse.
We can make one miss the kick or get a willing horse into its stride quickly, but we can't make one go if it doesn't want to.
He's a very willing horse, but needs holding up and producing late.