- 1 1.1 (domestic animal) has the cat got your tongue? [colloquial]¿te comieron la lengua los ratones? [colloquial]¿te ha comido la lengua el gato? (Spain)he thinks he's the cat's whiskers or pajamasse cree el súmmumlook what the cat's brought or dragged in! [colloquial]¡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) [colloquial]no tener la más mínima posibilidadthere's not enough or no room to swing a cat [colloquial]no cabe ni un alfiler [colloquial]to be like a cat on hot bricks or on a hot tin roofestar sobre ascuasto fight like cat and dogandar como (el) perro y (el) gatothose two are like cat and dogesos dos se llevan or están siempre como el perro y el gatoto grin like a Cheshire catsonreír de oreja a orejato let the cat out of the baglevantar la perdiz (Río de la Plata)to play cat and mouse (with somebody) to rain cats and dogsllover a cántaros or a maresto see which way the cat jumpsver por dónde van los tirosto set or put the cat among the pigeonslevantar un revuelowhen the cat's away the mice will playcuando el gato duerme, bailan los ratonesa cat may look at a kinglos ojos son para mirar
con mirar no se desgastaExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (lion, tiger) the big cats
- 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.
los felinos mayoresExample sentences
- Only his outrage, like the grin of the Cheshire cat, is clear.
- And a gentle trip around Christ Church gives Lewis Carroll fans a treat by re-discovering the real world of Alice and the Cheshire cat.
- The ultimate goal of the Socratic method is for the students to ask their own questions while the teacher does nothing at all, disappearing like the Cheshire cat, with a grin and a wave.
- 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]Example sentences2.2 (guy) (US) [slang] [dated]
tipo (masculine) [colloquial]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.
- 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.
- 3 [colloquial] → caterpillar 2 2