• Until the cows come home is an expression that describes time specifically, a very long time.
  • For a long but indefinite time.
  • Forever.

1. You can diet until the cows come home, but you’ll never fit into a size 0.


2. You can save your paycheque until the cows come home, but you’ll never become rich.


3. You can yell at me until the cows come home, but it won’t solve the problem.


4. You can study until the cows come home, but you’ll have to learn communication skills with people in the workplace.

always, endlessly, eternally, evermore, everything considered, for always, for good, for life, forevermore, interminably, lastingly, on and on, permanently, perpetually, till blue in the face, till the end of time

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Come what may

  • If you’re prepared to do something come what may, it means nothing will stop or distract you, no matter how hard or difficult it becomes.
  • No matter what happens.

1. Mom, I’ll visit you at the hospital as much as I can, come what may.


2. I’m saving up to move to New York, come what may.


3. I’ll be at your recital to see your performance, come what may.


4. It’s great that your job is secure in a stable company, come what may.

although, anyways, but, definitely, despite, for certain, in any case, in spite of everything, nevertheless, no matter what, undoubtedly, unfailingly, unquestionably

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