What does the phrase ‘holy cow’ mean? Learn how to use this expression and what it really means.

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Hi, my name is Jessica. I’m an English tutor and in today’s lesson we’re going to talk about a
funny English exclamation.

And that is, “Holy Cow!”

Now, this expression does not mean a cow, which is an animal, with holes.

American English speakers use this odd exclamation whenever they are surprised about something.

For example, let’s say your best friend won two million dollars in the lottery.

You might say, “Holy Cow! I can’t believe you won two million dollars.”

So that is just an exclamation of surprise. You’ll hear it all throughout the United States.

This is considered a slang term, so I would not recommend using exclamations like this in a
professional business setting.

However, when you’re out with friends or watching TV and you
hear someone say, “Holy Cow!” at least now you know what it means.

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