MESS WITH THE BULL YOU GET THE HORNS
Meaning: If you do something stupid or dangerous, you can get hurt.
Origin: While not an actual farm saying (Aphorisms), “The horns” is an idiom made famous in the 1985 John Hughes movie “The Breakfast Club. The line comes from the late Paul Gleason who plays the principal.
This one was suggested to me by one of our blog readers. My college roomate used to say this all the time and I have seen “The Breakfast Club” a couple of times, I hadn’t realized that this was a realtively new expression.
Farm Sayings Friday is weekly feature of Yield Starts Here. You might think your grandparents made it up, but that old saying likely goes back many years. In this feature we will figure out who said it first and what it really means! Do you have a well used saying in your family, send to us and we'll feature it in a future blog.
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