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.
He is a very willing horse, who has never let us down.
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.
I'm able to get the work into him when I want and he's a very willing horse who enjoys his work, which is a huge help.
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.