Until the cows come home

What does that mean, anyways: “Until the cows come home”? Mum says it means “a very long time.”

Ko watch
Kobi listening and watching


But we have a cow all the time at our house! I don’t understand!

Bo Cow
Bo and his cow

Quotes of the Day

The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo, the other milk. (Ogden Nash)

Moo may represent an idea, but only the cow knows. (Mason Cooley)

As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists. (Joan Gussow)

Thanks cows. I appreciate your tastiness. (Craig Ferguson)




17 thoughts on “Until the cows come home

  1. That IS an odd expression. I believe it relates mostly to dairy cows, which are milked in the early morning and again more or less 12 hours later. It – when the cows comes home – must mean something like “when it’s time to happen, but not a moment sooner”. Poor kitty! That’s a long time!

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