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.
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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