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6 Cat Idioms

Average: 3.9 (38 votes)

Fat cat

A negative description of a rich and powerful person.

Those fat cats in government don't care about the poor.

Cat got your tongue?

Has the cat got your tongue? is an expression we say to people when we want them to speak but they aren't.

Tell me why you are late again. What's the matter, has the cat got your tongue?

Curiosity killed the cat

Basically, being too curious can get you into trouble. It's used to warm someone they are asking too many questions.

Simon: Where did James suddenly get all that money from?
Sarah: Curiosity killed the cat, you know?

Not have a cat in hell's chance

When some something has no chance of success, it doesn't have a cat in hell's chance.

We haven't got a cat in hell's chance of getting there before 5:30 with this traffic.

Look like something the cat dragged in

When someone looks very untidy and messy, they look like something the cat dragged in.

Go shower and get changed, you look like something the cat dragged in!

Let the cat out of the bag

When you accidentally tell someone a secret, the cat is out of the bag.

I tried to keep my birthday a secret but my brother let the cat out of the bag.

6 Dog Idioms

  • 1) Mind your own business, curiosity ___ the cat.





  • 2) I haven't got a cat in ___ chance of winning the match.





  • 3) Why aren't you saying anything, has the cat got your ___?





  • 4) The world is run by ___ cats in corporations.





  • 5) Don't tell anyone, don't let the cat out of the ___.





  • 6) You look like something the cat ___ in.