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have a horse in the race


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  • Literally, to be holding a bet on a horse in a race. To have a stake in something, to have a vested interest. Most often used in negative constructions. The above phrase has approx 500,000 hits on Google, whereas have no horse in the race and have no horse in this race have 3.5 and 1.5 million hits, respectively.

    July 23, 2013