until the cows come home

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - until the cows come home

"until the cows come home"

for a very long time


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - until the cows come home

Two parents are talking about their daughter Brenda ...

Mother:  What are we going to do about Brenda? She is about to graduate high school and is absolutely convinced that she wants to take a year off before starting college.

Father:  What can we do?  We have talked and talked to her. I'm sure we could talk to her until the cows come home and she still won't change her mind.  She wants to travel.

Mother:  I suppose we just have to accept it.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - until the cows come home

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  What are you up to?

Friend 2:  I'm trying to get my computer going? I've been restarting it over and over about a hundred times.

Friend 1:  Oh, ya. I took a look at your computer this morning. The hard drive is fried. You can continue trying to restart it until the cows home home. It's not ever going to work again.

until the cows come home - Usage:


until the cows come home - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for until the cows come home.

until the cows come home - Examples:

1)  I can listen to music 'til the cows come home and it only distracts me a small amount, but if I put ...

2)  He (and his fans) can go right on blaming Republicans until the cows come home. It won't alter the fact ...

3)  We can campaign, spend money, and pray until the cows come home, but it will not change the way the vote comes out unless ...

4)  We can debate the merits of that until the cows come home, but as I implied above: that's nothing more than junior ...

5)  You can disagree with me till the cows come home, but you ignore the facts I cited.

6)  I can blog till the cows come home, but if the voters refuse to look at Hillary's record, ...

7)  We can argue until the cows come home about whether they made design mistakes in Fukushima.

8)  True romantics until the cows come home. If only life were that sweet and simple.

9)  Mike could work with you people till the cows come home, that still would not satisfy you appetite for division.

10)  People can talk about mechanisms and lifestyles till the cows come home, but the bottom line is that if you avoid becoming overweight ...

11)  What we find is we have kids who can decode until the cows come home, but they don't know what they're reading, ...

12)  People can argue those last two points until the cows come home, but they no longer hold any significant water whatsoever. 

13)  You can theorize interface details 'til the cows come home but in my experience trying to second guess how the application will ...

14)  The desperate spin jocks of the right wing can try to spin it till the cows come home or until they find the next shiny distraction.

15)  And I can cut down on my non-existent bad habits until the cows come home and I will still be fat.

16)  At the same time, I think we can network with one another until the cows come home, and the people in power won't really be afraid.

17)  I have said it before and I'll keep saying it 'til the cows come home. Austerity kills growth. No growth, no tax revenues.

18)  There are also lots of subjective decisions which can be debated till the cows come home, because football isn't always an exact science.

19)  If I listed all my ignorances we would be here until the cows come home.

20)  You can discuss which browser is better than the other until the cows come home. The clear benefit of Firefox and other open source software is ...