Cat idioms and expressions

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We recently blogged about the popular English idiom ‘it’s raining cats and dogs’ but do you know of any other cat idioms and expressions? You’d be surprised how many there are! Let’s take a look at a few from the Oxford Words Blog.

Curiosity killed the cat
As the conclusion on a coroner’s report, this might be less than convincing – curiosity would have had to wipe out all nine lives of a cat, for starters – but idiomatically, it is of more use. The expression is a warning that being too inquisitive is likely to get you into trouble. It should also be heeded by any cats wandering around Mars.

No room to swing a cat
When I’m organizing my living arrangements, my primary concerns run along the lines of “Are there enough cupboards in the kitchen?” or “Is there room for fourteen bookcases?” Swinging cats seems to…

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