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English definition of “horses for courses”

horses for courses

UK
used for saying that it is important to choose suitable people for particular activities because everyone has different skills Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good
(Definition of horses for courses from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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