Meaning of BULL in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ bʊl ]
A bull is a male animal of the cow family.
Some other male animals, including elephants and whales, are called bulls .
...a massive bull elephant with huge tusks.
On the stock market, bulls are people who buy shares in expectation of a price rise, in order to make a profit by selling the shares again after a short time. Compare bear . ( BUSINESS )
If you say that something is bull or a load of bull , you mean that it is complete nonsense or absolutely untrue. ( INFORMAL )
I think it’s a load of bull...
see also cock-and-bull story , pit bull terrier
If you take the bull by the horns , you do something that you feel you ought to do even though it is difficult, dangerous, or unpleasant.
Now is the time for the Chancellor to take the bull by the horns and announce a two per cent cut in interest rates.
PHRASE : V inflects
like a red rag to a bull: see rag
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006