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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.Rate it:

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grin like a cheshire catTo smile broadly, especially in a self-satisfied way.Rate it:

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let the cat out of the bagA figure of speech relative to someone revealing an important event or secret to the world thereby spoiling the entire thrust of a surprise.Rate it:

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let the cat out of the bagTo disclose a secret; to let a secret be known, often inadvertently.Rate it:

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like a cat in a strange garretHaving a feeling of uncertainty and misapprehension due to being in an unfamiliar situation.Rate it:

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like a cat on a hot tin roofJumpy, nervous.Rate it:

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look what the cat's dragged inUsed as an ironic acknowledgement of someone's arrival, especially to imply that they are unwelcome or disagreeable in some way.Rate it:

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not enough room to swing a catVery little space (available) (of a very small room).Rate it:

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put the cat among the pigeonsIf you set the cat among the pigeons, you will cause a flutter in the dovecote.Rate it:

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put the cat among the pigeonsProfessor Stephen Hawking put the cat among the pigeons last week with his cheery remarks about comet Machholz-2, which some astronomers believe could be heading our way. — The Times, 19 September 1994.Rate it:

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put the cat among the pigeonsTo cause alarm.Rate it:

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see which way the cat jumpsTo delay taking action until something else happens first.Rate it:

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skin a catA word picture contrived for shock effect in expressing a variety of actions or accomplishments.Rate it:

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spill the beans / let the cat out of the bagTo let out a secretRate it:

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there are many ways to skin a catAlternative form of there's more than one way to skin a cat.Rate it:

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there's more than one way to skin a catA problem generally has more than one solution.Rate it:

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to be the cat's whiskersTo perform better than was generally supposed possible.Rate it:

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when the cat's awayPeople are likely to take advantage of the absence of authority or enforcement of compliance.Rate it:

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when the cat's away the mice will playIn the absence of a controlling entity, subordinates will take advantage of circumstances.Rate it:

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who's 'she', the cat's mother%3fA rebuke especially directed towards children for having referred to their mother, or any other woman in the third person, instead of using a properly respectful title or their name when appropriate.Rate it:

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who's 'she', the cat's mother?A rebuke especially directed towards children for having referred to their mother, or any other woman in the third person, instead of using a properly respectful title or their name when appropriate.Rate it:

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but, satisfaction brought it backa common rejoinder to "curiosity killed the cat"Rate it:

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have butterflies in one's stomachTo be nervous, uncertain, or anxious.Rate it:

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on edgeTense, nervous or irritable.Rate it:

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jump aroundTo move from side to side, or fidget annoyingly. Usually as a result of being nervous.Rate it:

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nail biterA nervous or uncomfortable situation.Rate it:

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quake in one's bootsTo be frightened, scared, or nervous.Rate it:

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lionA stylized representation of a large cat, used on a coat of arms.Rate it:

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body EnglishA body motion made to coax an object already propelled go in a desired direction. For example, a nervous leaning or twisting movement while playing sports such as golf or bowling, to "persuade" the ball to go in a desired direction.Rate it:

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brain surgerySurgery on any part of the nervous system, especially the brain; neurosurgery.Rate it:

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bundle of nervesA person with an especially nervous, excitable, or fearful disposition.Rate it:

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catmeatMeat from a cat.Rate it:

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get cold feetTo become nervous or anxious and reconsider a decision about an upcoming event.Rate it:

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his back is upHe is offended or angry; an expression or idea taken from a cat; that animal, when angry, always raising its back. An allusion also sometimes used to jeer a crooked man.Rate it:

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jump aboutTo move from side to side, or fidget annoyingly. Usually as a result of being nervous.Rate it:

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lionA large cat, Panthera leo, native to Africa, India and formerly to much of Europe. The term may apply to the species as a whole, to individuals, or to male individuals. It also applies to related species like mountain lions.Rate it:

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send shivers down someone's spineTo terrify; to make someone feel extremely nervous.Rate it:

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sweat bulletsTo sweat profusely; especially, to be very nervous or anxious.Rate it:

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