A new beginning! A new hope! A new President, A reset!
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.
- A cash cow. a product or service that makes much money I hope the new Subway sandwich in Itoku is a real cash cow.
- Have a cow. to become very angry and upset about something When I told him we canceled our Disneyland trip, he had a cow.
- Holy cow. used to express strong feelings of pleasure or anger HOLY COW!! We won the jumbo takarakuji lottery!
- Until the cows come home. until very late, for a long time We stayed at my Father-in-law’s drinking til the cows came home.
- 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.
- 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.
- Hit the bulls-eye. to reach or focus on the main point of something You really hit the bullseye about my bad lifestyle habits.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
I’m really looking forward to the coming year. I hope it’s a great year for all of us! See you soon.