You all know what a bull is right? If not, I’ll tell you…

A bull is a male cow that will usually be found on a farm. They are big powerful animals that usually have horns and a ring through their nose.

bull idioms and sayings

Here’s a list of idioms and expressions about bulls.

  • like a bull in a china shop
    meaning – a careless/clumsy person who always breaks/damages things
    example – I’ll tactfully tell the kids about the cat. You’re like a bull in a china shop.
  • bullshit
    meaning – nonsense, completely untrue
    example – Laura is a bullshitter; she tells so many lies.
  • cock and bull story
    meaning – an extremely unlikely story
    example – Rhys gave the teacher a cock and bull story about why he couldn’t do P.E. today.
  • hit the bull’s-eye
    meaning – achieve the best result
    example – We really hit the bull’s-eye with our latest product. The customers are loving it.
  • take the bull by the horns
    meaning – confront a problem head on, be brave and direct
    example – I’ve had enough of his bad attitude; I’ll take the bull by the horns and fire him.

bull idioms and sayings with pictures

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