tirar o cavalinho da chuva*

* to take the little horse off the rain

Portuguese Brazil

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

When someone should not get their hopes up.

"Mãe, posso jogar videogame?" "Pode tirar o cavalinho da chuva porque você precisa estudar pra prova."

"Mom, can I play videogame?" "You can take the little horse off the rain because you need to study for the test."