This sentence is an example of a hyperbole. A hyperbolic statement is a greatly exaggerated statement that a person uses in a non-literal manner. Because a horse is a giant animal, of course it would be impossible for any human being to eat an entire horse, regardless of how hungry that person was.
Is hungry enough to eat a horse an idiom?
(idiomatic, hyperbolic) I am very hungry; short form of “I’m so hungry, I could eat a horse.”
Could eat a horse idiom examples?
—used to illustrate that someone is very hungry I didn’t eat today and now I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.
What does as hungry as a horse mean?
humorous. used to say that you are extremely hungry.
When I get hungry I could eat a horse?
The phrase I’m so hungry I could eat a horse is a hyperbolic expression much like I’m starving. It means to be ravenous.
Which of these is a hyperbole the horse is eating or I could eat a horse?
An example of a hyperbole, “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse!” the man in the picture is about to eat a whole horse which is obviously impossible or very, very difficult to do. The exaggeration is to show how extremely hungry the person is.
Where did I could eat a horse come from?
The origin of the idiom is not known, but it has been used since the 19th century. It is easy to imagine that it stems from the fact that a horse is a very large animal. Even though it is not something that you would choose to eat, you might be forced to if you are desperate enough.
Could have eaten a horse?
When people say I could eat a horse, they mean that they are extremely hungry.
What is idioms in English examples?
Common English idioms & expressions
|It’s a piece of cake||It’s easy||by itself|
|It’s raining cats and dogs||It’s raining hard||by itself|
|Kill two birds with one stone||Get two things done with a single action||by itself|
|Let the cat out of the bag||Give away a secret||as part of a sentence|