Friday, March 16, 2007

some cat idioms



when the cat's away (the mice will play):
used to say that people will not behave well when the person who has authority over them is not there


let the cat out of the bag:
to tell someone a secret, especially without intending to


put/set the cat among the pigeons:
to do or say something that causes arguments, trouble etc


look like something the cat dragged/brought in:
to look very dirty or untidy


like a cat on a hot tin roof:
so nervous or anxious that you cannot keep still or keep your attention on one thing


like the cat that ate the canary:
very proud or pleased because of something you have achieved or got

4 comments:

Morteza said...

very funny pic,LOL

and expressive idioms

Zahra said...

hi. thanks for your comment. I like the pic too.

Peter said...

I discovered recently that in German people say that when the cat's away, the mice will dance. I think that is lovely!

Best wishes

Peter

jansen said...

I'ts very nice. Nice picture. fantastic article.


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