It’s the first time I’m encountering this phrase. What does “don’t have a cow” mean?
What Does “Don’t Have A Cow” Mean?
Sign Up to our social questions and Answers Engine to ask questions, answer people’s questions, and connect with other people.
Login to our social questions & Answers Engine to ask questions answer people’s questions & connect with other people.
Lost your password? Please enter your email address. You will receive a link and will create a new password via email.
Please briefly explain why you feel this question should be reported.
Please briefly explain why you feel this answer should be reported.
Please briefly explain why you feel this user should be reported.
To “have a cow” is an American phrase that means to become extremely agitated with anger, worry, upset or negative reaction to something. So, the expression “don’t have a cow” is the opposite of that, basically meaning, “calm down.”
It’s believed to be derived from the stressful ordeal of giving birth to a cow. The phrase is related to the British phrase “to have kittens.” In medieval times, people believed that women had pregnancy and childbirth pain because kittens are growing in their bellies instead of human children.
It means “get a grip”.