Till The Cows Come Home

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For a very long time

Etymology:

  • This is a 16th century phrase that’s related to how slowly cows come back from the fields to their barns. If you’re using this particular saying, then you’re describing longer time duration by keeping the barnyard in your mind.
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Alice was waiting for you till the cows come home but you didn’t show up.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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How to pronounce this phrase?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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