Horses For Courses Meaning
(chiefly Britain, idiomatic) The practice of choosing the best person for a particular job, the best response for a situation, or the best means to achieve a specific end.
Example: 2003 May 14, Christopher Browne, "Bonanza time for home buyers," Independent (UK) (retrieved 6 Sep 2015):
"In many cases giveaways are horses for courses, the inducements matching the styles of properties being marketed," he adds.
2014 Nov. 10, Helen Coffey, "What does Mick Hucknall have that other men lack?," Telegraph (UK) (retrieved 6 Sep 2015):
Far be it from me to judge what anyone else finds attractiveâ€”each to their own, horses for courses, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and any number of similar well-meaning platitudes.
2002 March 13, Sarah Left, "Email beats snail mail for residential use ," Guardian (UK) (retrieved 6 Sep 2015):
Emailed greeting cards and digital photos may be more acceptable now, but are not a substitute for the post on every occasion. "People will still want to pour their heart out in letter or want that special photo of a grandchild. It's horses for courses," he said.
2013 Jan. 12, Ivan Hewett, "John Zorn: master of all styles and none," Telegraph (UK) (retrieved 6 Sep 2015):
Itâ€™s an age-old rule, this insistence on â€œhorses for coursesâ€, but in the modern era many musicians . . . dream of a music that knows no limits, which can do everything, all at once.