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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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like the cat that got the creamlook very satisfied and happy.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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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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the cat's out of the bagIt is too late.Rate 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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top catSynonym of top dogRate 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 motherA rebuke especially directed towards children for having referred to a woman as "she", instead of using her name or an appropriately respectful title.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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all the way to egery and backThe long way; a roundabout route; a long distance to travel.Rate it:

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baby-killera long-range Zeppelin bomberRate it:

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bustle withTo teem with; abound with; to exhibit an energetic and active abundance of a thing; to be full of a certain activity or active beings.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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hold backTo act with reserve; to contain one's full measure or power.Rate it:

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it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dogdetermination and perseverance will win out in the long run.Rate it:

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keep a weather eye openTo maintain a background awareness of something; to remain alert to changes without it occupying your full attention.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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razor strappedThe violent WHIPPING of a recalcitrant, errant, disobedient grammar school boy with a two-inch wide by thirty inch long by one/quarter inch thick cowhide strap or belt. Punishment was generally for a misdemeanor and the beating was generally by the schoolmaster, school Principal, janitor or a person designated by the Principal to administer the 'thrashing': 'Crying out' or screaming by the school boy was met by harsher thrashing and Yelling' from the maddened 'THRASHER': The well 'WELTED'STRAPPED victims were forced to return to their classroomRate it:

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zoom alongTo proceed quickly a long distance.Rate it:

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on edgeTense, nervous or irritable.Rate it:

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year dotA very long time ago, from the beginning or as far back as one can remember.Rate it:

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at lastAfter a long time; eventually.Rate it:

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beam upTo be teleported over a long distance by means of a specific imaginary technology, specifically from the surface of a planet to an orbiting starship.Rate it:

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fill upTo make full.Rate it:

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little pitchers have big earsSmall children often overhear more of what is said than adults realize or desire.1844, Charlotte M. Yonge, Abbeychurch, ch. 2:Seeing me listening to something she was saying to Mamma, she turned round upon me with that odious proverb, "Little pitchers have long ears."1939, "Bedtime Bedlam," Time, 17 Apr.:A caution to U. S. parents, but a joy to radio merchandising, is the dread truth that little pitchers have big ears.2002, Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, ISBN 9780743455961, p. 185:I suppose he might say pushed or went woowoo, but took a shit is, I fear, very much in the ballpark (little pitchers have big ears, after all).Rate it:

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lock upTo invest in something long term.Rate it:

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mercuryA silvery-colored metallic chemical element, liquid at room temperature, with atomic number 80 and symbol Hg.Rate it:

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nail biterA nervous or uncomfortable situation.Rate it:

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pop outTo leave a room or building with the expectation of returning soon.Rate it:

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rock upTo work one's way vertically up a chimney or cleft using a rocking movement.Rate it:

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all hat and no cattleFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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brighten upBrighten up a room.Rate it:

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do upTo redecorate a room etc.Rate it:

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dust offTo use something after a long time without it.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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moral compassThe full range of virtues, vices, or actions which may affect others and which are available as choices (like the directions on the face of a compass) to a person, to a group, or to people in general.Rate it:

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

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run downTo find something or someone after searching for a long time.Rate it:

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