Where did the saying "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse" come from?


Horseflesh was used for meat in some parts of the world a long time ago. Even today, in countries like Italy and Australia it's not unusual to find horse meat for sale. It's not clear where this saying originated. However the statement seems to imply that eating a horse would only be a desirable under extreme circumstances so it probably doesn't originate in a country where eating horse meat is popular.
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