here's another phrase i'd like to understand more~~ ^^
May 6, 2010 12:58am CST
what does "don't have a cow" mean? ^^;; thanks! :D
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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!"
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."