(=farm animal) vache f
to do sth until the cows come home faire qch jusqu'à la saint-glinglin *
→ we can argue about definitions until the cows come home, but ...
(=female elephant) éléphant m femelle, éléphante f
(=female whale) baleine f femelle
[elephant, whale] femelle
(=intimidate) effrayer, intimider to cow sb into sth intimider qn pour qu'il (or elle) fasse qch → People shouldn't allow themselves to be cowed into this.
(=product) vache f à lait
(=investment) mine f d'or
n bouse f de vache
→ He got cow dung all over his boots.
n vache f laitière
mad cow disease
n maladie f de la vache folle
n vache f sacrée
→ The need for secrecy has become a kind of sacred cow.
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