- 1 1.1 (domestic animal) gato, (masculine, feminine) has the cat got your tongue? [colloquial/familiar] ¿te comieron la lengua los ratones? [colloquial/familiar], ¿te ha comido la lengua el gato? (Spain/España) he thinks he's the cat's whiskers o pajamas se cree el súmmum look what the cat's brought o dragged in! [colloquial/familiar] ¡hombre, mira quién viene por aquí! you look like something the cat dragged in ¡parece que vinieras de la guerra! not to have a cat in hell's chance (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] no tener* la más mínima posibilidad there's not enough o no room to swing a cat [colloquial/familiar] no cabe ni un alfiler [colloquial/familiar] to be like a cat on hot bricks o on a hot tin roof estar* sobre ascuas to fight like cat and dog andar* como (el) perro y (el) gato those two are like cat and dog esos dos se llevan or están siempre como el perro y el gato to grin like a Cheshire cat sonreír* de oreja a oreja to let the cat out of the bag descubrir* el pastel, levantar la liebre or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) la perdiz to play cat and mouse (with sb) jugar* al gato y al ratón (con algn) to rain cats and dogs llover* a cántaros or a mares to see which way the cat jumps ver* por dónde van los tiros to set o put the cat among the pigeons levantar un revuelo when the cat's away the mice will play cuando el gato duerme, bailan los ratones a cat may look at a king los ojos son para mirar, con mirar no se desgastaMore example sentences1.2 (lion, tiger) felino (masculine) the big cats los felinos mayores
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- Domestic cats may breed much more frequently, as often as 3 times a year, as they are not typically limited by nutrition or climate.
- There is a guy in Bedfordshire who has sold the world's most expensive cat - a cross breed between a domestic cat and a feral one.
- Pedigree dogs and mongrels performed the same overall, but pedigree cats scored marginally higher than mixed breed cats on all the tests.
- Twice I had come across wild mountain cats, narrowly escaping death.
- They had seen lynx cats wild in Spain and were sure they were not mistaken.
- His works feature a variety of cats like the snow leopard, jaguar, tiger and lion in various settings.
- 2 2.1 (spiteful woman) [colloquial/familiar] arpía (feminine) 2.2 (guy) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot], [dated/anticuado], tipo (masculine) [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences
- You sly little cat you.
- As far as he was concerned she could stay with her mother for ever and they could be two jealous, spiteful old cats together for all he cared.
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- I'll wager you've ne'er felt the lash o' the cat.
- It's a sequel to last year's Masses, which found Spring Heel Jack collaborating with New York's most important underground jazz cats.
- Don't you cats know this polka jazz is strictly from squaresville?
- I also loved the sophistication and harmony of jazz, the melody and, of course, the great solos that jazz cats played.