'Kick over the traces' Meaning

What does the saying 'Kick over the traces' mean?

Meaning:

Kicking over the traces is wild rebellious behaviour or being out of control. It comes from when a horse in harness got a rear leg over the traces, which attach it to the vehicle, it started pulling and became uncontrollable.

Contributor: billysiv

Country: International English | Subject Area: Transport & Travel | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used

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