German saying: "die eierlegende Wollmilchsau"

Do you want to have perfect circumstances in your life or at work? In German, we would say that you are searching "die eierlegende Wollmilchsau"

But what does this expression mean? Okay, every farmer around the world would be happy to care for one animal instead of caring for many animals.
So, in this case, he cares for the

  • eierlegende (egg laying) :chicken: :egg:
  • Woll (wool) :sheep:
  • Milch (milk giving) :cow2: :milk_glass:
  • Sau (pork) :pig: :poultry_leg:

In which circumstances did you search for the “eierlegende Wollmilchsau”? :face_with_monocle: :laughing:


As I understand, this miraculous animal has yet to be captured, but everytime I buy a new camera or other work-related tech I’m on the hunt for the eierlegende Wollmilchsau!

One day Wollmilchsau, one day…


Wow! Now that is what you call an expression! :joy:


I hope @Toby manages to catch this miraculous animal soon with his camera :joy: :joy:.

Thanks, @SKrausser for sharing this expression! I think when one goes on holidays, one always tries to get the "eierlegende Wollmilchsau”. It’s not easy :sweat_smile:.


Well, now I have a word to name the thing I’m looking for day after day while trying to have my working and personal to-do-list done with some time left for sports, daydreaming and improvisation :sweat_smile:!

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What a mouthful! A fun expression I will definitely try to use someday soon!