till/until the cows come home

Definition of till/until the cows come home

informal

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

Word by Word Definitions

tillplay
  1. :  until

    :  to

  1. :  until

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

  1. :  a money drawer in a store or bank

    :  cash register

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

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

untilplay
  1. :  to

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

    :  before

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

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

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

    :  a domestic bovine animal regardless of sex or age

  1. :  to destroy the resolve or courage of

comeplay
  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

homeplay
  1. :  one's place of residence :  domicile

    :  house

    :  the social unit formed by a family living together

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

    :  to a final, closed, or ultimate position

    :  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

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

    :  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)

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

    :  to proceed or direct attention toward an objective


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