till/until the cows come home

Definition of till/until the cows come home

informal
:for a very long time
  • They'll be arguing about this till the cows come home.

Word by Word Definitions

till play
  1. : until

  2. : to

  1. : until

  1. : to work by plowing, sowing, and raising crops : cultivate

  1. : a money drawer in a store or bank

  2. : a box, drawer, or tray in a receptacle (such as a cabinet or chest) used especially for valuables

  3. : the money contained in a till

  1. : unstratified glacial drift consisting of clay, sand, gravel, and boulders intermingled

until play
  1. : to

  2. used as a function word to indicate continuance (as of an action or condition) to a specified time

  3. : before

  1. : up to the time that : up to such time as

cow play cows
  1. : the mature female of cattle (genus Bos)

  2. : the mature female of various usually large animals (such as an elephant, whale, or moose)

  3. : a domestic bovine animal regardless of sex or age

  1. : to destroy the resolve or courage of

home play
  1. : one's place of residence : domicile

  2. : house

  3. : the social unit formed by a family living together

  1. : to or at one's place of residence or home (see 1home 1a)

  2. : to a final, closed, or ultimate position

  3. : to or at an ultimate objective (such as a goal or finish line)

  1. : of, relating to, or being a place of residence, place of origin, or base of operations

  2. : prepared, done, or designed for use in a home (see 1home)

  3. : operating or occurring in an area that is a headquarters or base of operations

  1. : to go or return to one's place of residence or origin : to go or return home (see 1home)

  2. : to return accurately to one's native area of place of birth or origin from a distance : to return home

  3. : to move to or toward an objective by following a signal or landmark


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