here's another phrase i'd like to understand more~~ ^^

@bomii14 (182)
Philippines
May 6, 2010 12:58am CST
what does "don't have a cow" mean? ^^;; thanks! :D
5 responses
@redhotpogo (4367)
• United States
8 May 10
It mean's don't overreact.
@bomii14 (182)
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
thanks you guys~ ^^ now i know. .
@Jules01 (131)
6 May 10
I never heard this expression in my life. I don't know what it means. What I do know it that whoever says this does not express themselves well. Why not go back and ask the person who said it what they mean?
@bomii14 (182)
• Philippines
6 May 10
yes, i understand it now, thanks to the comment above~ ^^ thanks for your suggestion~~ ^^ you're BLESSED~! :D
• United States
6 May 10
"Don't have a cow!" Means to not get over exited or to not go over board on something. For example Lets say one of your friends tells you they are going out with this person that you like but have never talked to. If you get mad at them and start a fight they may say "Don't have a cow!"
@bomii14 (182)
• Philippines
6 May 10
wow~ thanks for your response! ^^ you're BLESSED~~ ^^
@manbir84 (135)
• India
8 May 10
Don't have a cow is a humorous cautionary phrase,dating from the late 1950s at least ,possibly os US origin.The metaphoric warning means "don't get so worked up".It one pause to reflect on the physical aspects of a human being giving birth to a full-grown cow, one can see what this phrase alludes to in terms of emotional expressiveness.Prior to "Don't have a cow", the phrase was"Don't have kittens" (or"Don't have a cat").A variation in the past tense is also used whensomeone has already become worked up, e.g. "She had a cow when she found out he'd been smoking."
• United States
6 May 10
It's the same as " don't make a mountain out of a molehill" don't make it a big deal.. don't over exagerate..