have a cow

have a cow
Vrb phrs. To have fit of anger, emotionally lose control. Often heard in don't have a cow. Orig U.S.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • have a cow — informal become angry, excited, or agitated don t have a cow it s no big deal * * * have a cow slang : to become very angry, upset, etc. Don t have a cow! I said I d take care of the problem and I will. • • • Main Entry: ↑cow * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a cow — vp Throw a fit. I thought mama would have a cow when she saw the damage to the car. 1950s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • have a cow — See don t have a cow …   English idioms

  • have a cow — American to be very worried, upset, or angry about something. I thought he was going to have a cow when I told him I d lost his key …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a cow N. Amer. — have a cow N. Amer. informal become angry or excited. → cow …   English new terms dictionary

  • have a cow — verb To get angry; have a fit. My mom had a cow when I came in late …   Wiktionary

  • have a cow — vb American to throw a tantrum, become extremely agitated. An expression used on campus in the USA since around 2000. The analogy is probably with the colloquial having kittens …   Contemporary slang

  • have a cow — v. become angered, get angry, become mad …   English contemporary dictionary

  • have a cow — idi to become hysterical …   From formal English to slang

  • Don't have a cow — is a humorous cautionary phrase, dating from the late 1950s at least, possibly of US origin. The metaphoric warning means don t get so worked up. If one pauses to reflect on the physical aspects of a human being giving birth to a full grown cow,… …   Wikipedia

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