look a gift horse in the mouth

[usually with negative] find fault with something that has been received as a gift or favor: They did not look the gift horse in the mouth when the opportunity for victory presented itself. [earlier as "look a given horse in the mouth" –– prospective purchasers would often inspect the condition of a horse's teeth.]

financer vs. financier

A financer (/ˈfī-ˌnansər/) is someone who provides money for a particular undertaking. A financier (/ˌfi-nən-ˈsir/) is a person or organization whose business is providing, investing, or lending money. In other words, a financier makes a habit of financing, while a financer might do it only once or occasionally. Some dictionaries don’t list financer — and your spell check might disapprove … Continue reading financer vs. financier