Synonyms for steeplechase

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You might as well look out for a soft spot to fall in a steeplechase.

He, evidently, was never born to be killed in a steeplechase.

Now I will wager a red pippin that I can tell what you said at the steeplechase to the steeplestakes.

Well, Oi was telling ye about the steeplechase Jimmy Brook rode.

Soon after I left the stable there was a steeplechase, and he determined to ride.

I do not think his going and riding in the steeplechase was an act of direct disobedience.

Off they went, through the air—quick as if they were on a steeplechase.

He's a steeplechase jock, gener'ly, though he's good on the flat, too.

Yes; wonderfully like the ladies we met at the steeplechase, were they not?

It is true, it is a steeplechase between the reporters and us.

WORD ORIGIN

1793 (earlier steeplehunt, 1772), from steeple + chase (n.). Originally a race with a visible church steeple as a goal.

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