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a cat can look at a kingAlternative form of a cat may look at a king.1982, A J Ayer,
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a cat in gloves catches no miceOne cannot get what one wants by being cautious, one must use aggression to get it.
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a cat may look at a kingEven a purported inferior has certain abilities, even in the presence of a purported superior
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bell the catTo undertake a dangerous action in the service of a group.
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cat and dog lifeUnhappy married life.
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cat and mouseA relationship in which two parties closely monitor and challenge one another in a suspicious or self-protective manner, often because each party is attempting to gain an advantage over the other.
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cat and mouse gameTwo individuals and/or groups repeatedly keeping check on each other in a suspicious or self-protective way, often with the goal of one or both parties trying to gain a malicious advantage over the other.
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cat got someone's tongueWhy are you not saying anything?.
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cat in the meal-tubSomething concealed; a hidden danger.
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cat in the sackSomething to be suspicious of.
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cat pissAny beverage of low quality.
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cat that ate the canaryA person who appears self-satisfied or smug, especially while concealing something mischievous, prohibited, or private.
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cat that ate the canaryA person whose appearance and behavior suggest guilt mixed with other qualities, such as satisfaction or feigned nonchalance.
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cat's clawUsed other than as an idiom: see cat, claw.
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cat's clawAny of several species of plant having parts resembling the claw of a cat.Acacia greggii, a tree species native to the southwestern United States and northern MexicoAcacia plumosa, a medicinal plant species native to BrazilCarpobrotus edulis, or uña de gato (Spanish: "cat's claw"), a plant species in the Aizoaceae familyDolichandra unguis-cati, or cat's claw creeper, a Central American climbing vine of the Bignoniaceae familyGrevillea alpina, a shrub species native to AustraliaMartynia annua, a plant species endemic to BrazilMimosa nuttallii (formerly Schrankia nuttalli), a plant native to the Midwestern United StatesUncaria guianensis, a plant species found in GuyanaUncaria rhynchophylla, a plant species used in traditional Chinese medicineUncaria tomentosa, a plant species found in the tropical jungles of South and Central America
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cat's clawAcacia greggii, a tree species native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico
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cat's clawAcacia plumosa, a medicinal plant species native to Brazil
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cat's clawCarpobrotus edulis, or uña de gato (Spanish: "cat's claw"), a plant species in the Aizoaceae family
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cat's clawDolichandra unguis-cati, or cat's claw creeper, a Central American climbing vine of the Bignoniaceae family
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cat's clawGrevillea alpina, a shrub species native to Australia
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cat's clawMartynia annua, a plant species endemic to Brazil
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cat's clawMimosa nuttallii (formerly Schrankia nuttalli), a plant native to the Midwestern United States
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cat's clawUncaria guianensis, a plant species found in Guyana
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cat's clawUncaria rhynchophylla, a plant species used in traditional Chinese medicine
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cat's clawUncaria tomentosa, a plant species found in the tropical jungles of South and Central America
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cat's clawbayag-kambing
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cat's clawAcacia greggii, a tree species native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico
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cat's clawAcacia plumosa, a medicinal plant species native to Brazil
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cat's clawCarpobrotus edulis, or uña de gato (Spanish: "cat's claw"), a plant species in the Aizoaceae family
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cat's clawDolichandra unguis-cati, or cat's claw creeper, a Central American climbing vine of the Bignoniaceae family
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cat's clawGrevillea alpina, a shrub species native to Australia
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cat's clawMartynia annua, a plant species endemic to Brazil
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cat's clawMimosa nuttallii (formerly Schrankia nuttalli), a plant native to the Midwestern United States
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cat's clawUncaria guianensis, a plant species found in Guyana
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cat's clawUncaria rhynchophylla, a plant species used in traditional Chinese medicine
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cat's clawUncaria tomentosa, a plant species found in the tropical jungles of South and Central America
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cat's cradleA children's string game.
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cat's cradleAny complicated structure which appears to be without purpose.
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cat's meowA highly sought-after and fancy example of something.
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cat's meowA self-satisfied person.
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cat's pajamasA highly sought-after and fancy example of something, usually referring to inanimate objects.
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cat's pyjamasA highly sought-after and fancy example of something, usually referring to inanimate objects.
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cat's pyjamasThat new car was really the cat's pyjamas.
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cat-and-mousesuspenseful, involving alternating roles of attack and defence.
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cat-and-mouseAlternative form of cat and mouse.
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curiosity killed the catOne should not be curious about things that can be dangerous.
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dog and catA team comprised of one male and one female, who are either working as associates or where one is the second in command to the other.
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grin like a cheshire catTo smile broadly, especially in a self-satisfied way.
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let the cat out of the bagTo disclose a secret; to let a secret be known, often inadvertently.
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like a cat in a strange garretHaving a feeling of uncertainty and misapprehension due to being in an unfamiliar situation.
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