feed the cows out the back

11:55 Oct 14, 2016
English to German translations [PRO]
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
English term or phrase: feed the cows out the back
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In an instructional video, a mechanic is explaining a few things you should and shouldn't do while servicing a certain type of motor:

"...is that we perhaps shouldn’t idle them more than four minutes. We shouldn’t do short runs. We shouldn’t feed the cows out the back like a lot of people do. They need a fair… they need to reach working temperature twice…"

Anyone know what this idiom means? I myself have never heard of it.
Oliver Knaupe
Germany


Summary of answers provided
3das Futter für Nutztiere direkt vom Fahrzeug aus verfüttern/ausbringen
Bernd Albrecht


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das Futter für Nutztiere direkt vom Fahrzeug aus verfüttern/ausbringen


Explanation:
siehe Diskussionseintrag - wohl kein Idiom

We started farming in 1970 (...) and we’d feed cows out the back of the pickup. And our son, when he was two years old, was driving the pickup and he’d guide the pickup while I’d throw flakes out.

Quelle: http://www.thatsmyfarmtv.com/portfolio-view/ken-woods-and-jo...



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Bernd Albrecht
Germany
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