at the bit

at the bit

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • the bit in — ● bit …   Useful english dictionary

  • On the bit — A horse correctly on the bit with a soft contact, due to impulsion causing him to raise his back. The phrases on the bit , behind the bit and above the bit are equestrian terms used to describe a horse s posture relative to the reins and the… …   Wikipedia

  • on the bit — On a tight rein • • • Main Entry: ↑bit * * * on the bit (or bridle) (of a horse) ridden with a light but firm contact on the mouth, and accepting the bit in a calm and relaxed manner …   Useful english dictionary

  • off the bit — On a loose rein • • • Main Entry: ↑bit * * * off the bit (or bridle) (of a horse) ridden on a loose rein to allow it to gallop freely, esp. at the end of a race …   Useful english dictionary

  • behind the bit — adjective An equestrian term, meaning that the horse is evading the bit …   Wiktionary

  • behind the bit — (of a horse) carrying its head with the chin tucked in so that it evades contact with the bit …   Useful english dictionary

  • at the bit — See: CHAMP AT THE BIT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • behind the bit — When a horse places his head down to evade contact with the bit …   Equestrian sports dictionary

  • on the bit — Descriptive of a horse that s being restrained by pressure on the bit …   Equestrian sports dictionary

  • at\ the\ bit — See: champ at the bit …   Словарь американских идиом

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