A Day at the Races?Rebus brain teasers use words or letters in interesting orientations to represent common phrases.
What expression is represented by this rebus?
(There is a distinct absence of illumination); whilst my relative was the Eohippus.
AnswerA dark horse.
Note: The Eohippus is the earliest descendant of the modern day horse. It was the size of a small dog and had 3 toes rather than a single hoof.
This was originally horse racing parlance. A dark horse was one that wasn't known to the punters and was difficult to place odds on. The figurative use later spread to other fields and has come to apply to anyone who comes under scrutiny but is previously little known.
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