Why a horse in "so hungry I could eat a horse"?
November 19, 2006 6:41 AM Subscribe
Does "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse" mean "I'm so hungry I could eat at much meat as is on a horse's bones (without getting full)" or "I'm so hungry I'd be willing to eat something as (presumably) unappetizing as horse meat"?
posted by 23skidoo to Writing & Language (26 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Basically, does the horse signify a great amount of food, or a disgusting quality of food?