Happy Moo Year!

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Did you have a nice New Years celebration?  I stayed home, visited my father-in-law, and went cross country skiing on the 1st.  It was a satisfying and safe new year.

This year is the year of the cow, bull or ox.  here are some common idioms about bovines.

  1.  A cash cow.   a product or service that makes much money                       I hope the new Subway sandwich in Itoku is a real cash cow.Home - Cash Cow Project
  2. Have a cow.  to become very angry and upset about something   When I told him we canceled our Disneyland trip, he had a cow.Note to Devin Nunes: 'Don't have a cow, man!' – Blog for Arizona
  3.  Holy cowused to express strong feelings  of pleasure or anger    HOLY COW!! We won the jumbo takarakuji lottery!HOLY COW" from game WORLD SELECTION | Nobutaka Miyachiオフィシャルブログ Powered by  Ameba
  4. Until the cows come homeuntil very late, for a long time                  We stayed at my Father-in-law’s drinking til the cows came home.On vacation until the cows come home
  5.  A sacred cow.  a person or thing that is never criticized or changed even if it should be                                                                                                     Public health insurance is a sacred cow in Japan.Sacred Cows - Julie Hyde Leadership
  6. A bull in a china shop.  a tactless person who  upsets plans, a very clumsy person                                                                                                  President Trump ran America like a bull in a china shop.Trump’s foreign policy nuttiness was on full display in NBC forum - Los Angeles TimesBull In A China Shop : The_Dotard
  7.  Hit the bulls-eye.  to reach or focus on the main point of something  You really hit the bullseye about my bad lifestyle habits.Bullseye — How to Hit Your Target Goal Every Time | by Gary Ryan Blair | Mind Munchies | Medium
  8.  Take the bull by the horns.  to take decisive and direct action          It’s time for me to take the bull by the horns and look for a new job.What is the meaning of the phrase 'taking a bull by the balls'? - Quora
  9. As strong as an ox.  someone who is very strong.                                     Did you watch the RIZAP matches on New Years Eve?  Those fighters are as strong as oxen!The Game Changers Film Changed My Life: Full Summary - GRiT MiNE
  10.  As awkward as a cow on roller skates.  Very clumsy or uncoordinated.                                                    When I first started snowshoeing, I was as awkward as a cow on roller skates. As Awkward as a Cow on Roller Skates | Figurative language, Cow, Roller skates

I’m really looking forward to the coming year.  I hope it’s a great year for all of us!  See you soon.