chew the cud
- Chew the cudIf you chew the cud, you think carefully about something.
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chew the cud — 1. (of cows, etc) to masticate for a second time food that has already been swallowed and partly digested in the first stomach 2. To ruminate in thought (also chew over) • • • Main Entry: ↑chew chew the cud (informal) To meditate, to reflect • •… … Useful english dictionary
chew the cud — ► chew the cud think or talk reflectively. Main Entry: ↑cud … English terms dictionary
chew the cud — 1) if an animal chews the cud, it brings food that it has swallowed back into its mouth to chew again 2) informal if you chew the cud, you spend a long time thinking or talking about something … English dictionary
chew the cud — If you chew the cud, you think carefully about something. (Dorking School Dictionary) … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
Chew the cud — If you chew the cud, you think carefully about something … Dictionary of English idioms
chew the cud — Meaning Spend some time chatting. Origin Cows move their mouths when chewing the cud (grass) and give the appearance of talking … Meaning and origin of phrases
chew the cud — informal to think about something carefully and for a long time. He sat chewing the cud all morning … New idioms dictionary
chew the cud — regurgitate the contents of the stomach and chew them again (done by cows and other ruminants) … English contemporary dictionary
chew the cud — think or talk reflectively. → cud … English new terms dictionary
chew the cud — verb to meditate or ponder before answering; to be deep in thought; to ruminate … Wiktionary