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

A cow is a domesticated female bovine animal. They are kept for milk and meat. Many cows are referred to as a herd (collective noun). The word ‘cow’ can also be used as a slang term for a nasty/horrible person (it’s moderately offensive).​

e.g. Marie threw paint all over my new trousers, she’s such a cow.

cow idioms and expressions

Here’s some idioms and expressions about cows with pictures.

common idioms - cow idioms and sayings

cash cow

meaning – something that generates income
example – Donald’s parents are rich! He has a constant cash cow.

cow idioms and sayings - cash cow

have a cow

meaning – become, angry, upset, frustrated etc.
example – Lisa’s having a cow because she can’t find her little black dress.

cow idioms and sayings - have a cow

till the cows come home

meaning – for a very long time
example – Don’t ever start an argument with Will. He can argue till the cows come home.

cow idioms and sayings - till the cows come home

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