horses for courses

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A person suited for one job may not be suited for another job, regardless of their expertise in the former job.

Etymology:

  • An allusion to the fact that a racehorse performs best on a racecourse to which it is specifically suited.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'horses for courses':

horses for coursesThe practice of choosing the best person for a particular job.
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How to pronounce this phrase?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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