Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month.
Milk: White liquid that mammals use to feed their young.
To milk (a cow): To extract milk from a mammal.
To milk someone (dry): To exploit someone (totally).
Ex: The taxman is milking me dry this year.
Milk in the News
This month, America’s largest milk producer went bankrupt due to a continuing decline in milk consumption.
Millions of dairy cows have been laid off and are looking for new opportunities in the beef industry.
Don’t cry over spilled milk: Don’t regret something that can’t be changed. But do replace my beer that you just spilled.
The land of milk and honey: The promised land. Sadly, also the land of drones and rockets these days.
How to drink dairy milk
1. Open mouth.
2. Forget about global warming, cows pumped with fertility drugs, motherless calves.
3. Swallow. Repeat.
If step 2 becomes too hard, try soy milk.