- very awkward
The little girl was as awkward as a cow on roller skates when she first began riding her bicycle.
a bull in a china shop
- a tactless person who upsets others or upsets plans, a very clumsy person
The boy is like a bull in a china shop so you should be careful if you invite him to your house.
a cash cow
- a product or service that makes much money
Our new business is a cash cow. We are making a lot of money now.
have a cow
- to become very angry and upset about something
Our teacher had a cow when he discovered that nobody had prepared for the class.
hit the bulls-eye
- to reach the main point of something
I think that our manager hit the bulls-eye when he talked about the real problems in the company.
- used to express strong feelings of astonishment/pleasure/anger
"Holy cow," the man said when he saw the car that had hit the street lamp.
a sacred cow
- a person or thing that is never criticized or changed even if it should be (from a cow which is sacred in India)
The school lunch program is a sacred cow which they will never change.
take the bull by the horns
- to take decisive and direct action
My aunt decided to take the bull by the horns and begin preparations for the family reunion.
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