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- n. Plural form of showhorse.
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LOS ANGELES In an NHL skill contest, pick Russian players to be the showhorses now and in the foreseeable future.
Within the GOP power structure of the U.S. House of Representatives, and it's probably true for the Democratic side aisle as well, there are two types of members - the workhorses and the showhorses (so I'm told).
I have found that legislators usually fell into three categories - the showhorses, the workhorses, and those nice but inert people who never can quite figure out what is happening.