If you are given something for free don't find fault with it or examine it too
The reference is to the habit of checking a horses age by looking at its teeth. The longer the teeth the older the horse.
The earliest recorded use is in a work by St. Jerome in A.D. 420 written in Latin.
'Equi donati dentes non inspiciuntur'.
It is also found in Russian and German texts.
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