till the cows come home


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till the cows come home

Also, when the cows come home. For a long time, as in You can keep asking till the cows come home, but you still may not go bungee-jumping. This term alludes to when the cows return to the barn for milking. [Late 1500s]
See also: come, cow, home, till

till the cows come home

Informal
For a very long time; indefinitely: They could argue till the cows come home and still not reach an agreement.
See also: come, cow, home, till
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Director of Till the Cows Come Home, Olwen May, who joined forces with Mikron for the first time this year, said: "The company has such a rich history of creating theatre in nontraditional theatre spaces.
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