To look a gift horse in the mouth

Related to To look a gift horse in the mouth: don't look a gift horse in the mouth
to examine the mouth of a horse which has been received as a gift, in order to ascertain his age; - hence, to accept favors in a critical and thankless spirit.

See also: Horse

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Given that drinks made up 40% of profit at the Udny event, can Aberdeenshire Council really afford to look a gift horse in the mouth in these cash-strapped times?
Not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth, I took 14-1 about Great Endeavour, who had 9-2 Mon Parrain 32 lengths back in seventh when storming home at Cheltenham.
While it might seem foolish to look a gift horse in the mouth, we've had quite enough of this particular gift horse and his profligate party, who in 13 years have failed to seriously lift our employment rate, and now insult us by finding millions of pounds to tell us to be nicer to one another.
But Warren offered us Mike and we were not going to look a gift horse in the mouth.
Big Stew told us all week he was going to lead from the front so, never one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I put a serious load of money on him to score the first goal at 33-1.But it was the all-round performance that really pleased me.
And, never one to look a gift horse in the mouth, he doesn't think twice when Yana offers him a shoulder - and more - to cry on.
Football can't afford to look a gift horse in the mouth and the Russian and his money have made Chelsea a force in English football.
But, never one to look a gift horse in the mouth, the Fly reckons the chance to beat the bank interest rate has to be taken, because the form book reveals another big plus.
The Germans will be here in June 2005, and while I know it's wrong to look a gift horse in the mouth and it was probably the only available date, it's totally unreasonable to ask players to appear for a friendly in June.