What does the metaphor last kicks of a dying horse mean?

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  • RP
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    2 months ago

    It suggests that one has made her/his last effort before her/his demise.

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  • 2 months ago

    not that I have ever heard that one, but I assume that it would be talking about the desperate efforts of a person or group when they are destined to fail but haven't quite given up yet.  They might be beaten but they can still cause some harm if you aren't careful.

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  • 2 months ago

    Beware the last kicks of a dying horse, for when the animal knows it is dying it gets a surge of adrenaline from the fear, and the last kicks will be the strongest and most dangerous. It isn't so much a metaphore as it is a proverb.

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