If our cat was a cow...

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on May 07, 2007

In Reply to: If our cat was a cow... posted by ESC on May 07, 2007

: : If our cat was a cow, we could milk her behind the stove.

: : It's the translation of a Flemish saying, and I wondered if there's an English equivalent (I could really use in a lesson I need to give next week) The meaning is something in the style of "After things happened, you could wish that they went differently, but that's all vain whining".

: : I would greatly appreciate any help you can offer.
: : Already great thanks

: There are several here:
: www.phrases.org.uk bulletin_board 5 messages 1558.html

: www.phrases.org.uk bulletin_board 49 messages 1120.html

And "If your aunt had whiskers [or other masculine anatomical characteristics], she'd be your uncle". (VSD)