Definition of if wishes were horses, beggars would ride in English:

if wishes were horses, beggars would ride

phrase

proverb
  • If you could achieve your aims simply by wishing for them, life would be very easy.

    ‘“I wish it didn't have to be that way.” “If wishes were horses,” David sighed’
    • ‘As they say though, if wishes were horses, beggars would ride!’
    • ‘If he'd conjured up a guitar and speakers, instead of wasting effort on a childish bit of revenge… and if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.’