bellow like a (wounded) bull(redirected from one bellowed like a bull)
bellow like a (wounded) bull
cliché To yell or scream very loudly and aggressively. My father started bellowing like a wounded bull when I told him I had dropped out of college. For a woman of such small stature, she sure does bellow like a bull when she's angry!
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bellow like a (wounded) bull, to
To scream in outrage. The simile is almost 2,500 years old, from the time of the Greek poet Aeschylus, who wrote, “He bellowed like a bull whose throat has just been cut.” Strictly speaking this cliché is a tautology, since to bellow means “to roar as a bull,” and has done so since the era of Middle English. Shakespeare wrote, “Jupiter became a bull and bellow’d” (The Winter’s Tale, 4.3).
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