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

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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 — If you chew the cud, you think carefully about something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • chew the cud — ► chew the cud think or talk reflectively. Main Entry: ↑cud …   English terms 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

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