Monday, August 27, 2012

This Week's Idiomatic Expression

"Till the cows come home!"

Cows coming home after milking is still a
typical scene in rural Ireland

"Until the cows come home" is an idiomatic expression which means, "for a very long period of time." Here are some examples: "The party wasn't over until the cows came home;" "You can diet until the cows come home, but if you don't stop eating chocolate and icecream, you won't lose any weight."

One of our student-friends sent us a very amusing quote from Groucho Marx. In it, Groucho has changed this expression to create a humorous effect. Look:

"I could dance with you till the cows come home. Better still, I'll dance with the cows and you come home."

Do you know which film this quotation is from?

1 comment:

  1. It´s from Duck soup.
    I like Groucho, but I prefer Harpo.
    But Harpo isn´t very good speaking.