kill the fatted calf

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The phrase derives from the parable of the prodigal son in the New Testament.

Verb[edit]

kill the fatted calf

  1. (idiomatic) To begin a festive celebration and rejoicing for someone's long-awaited return.

Translations[edit]