- 1 1.1 (domestic animal)has the cat got your tongue? [colloquial]gato, (-ta) (masculine, feminine)he thinks he's the cat's whiskers o pajamas¿te comieron la lengua los ratones? [colloquial]¿te ha comido la lengua el gato? (Spain)look what the cat's brought o dragged in! [colloquial]se cree el súmmumyou look like something the cat dragged in¡hombre, mira quién viene por aquí!not to have a cat in hell's chance (British English) [colloquial]¡parece que vinieras de la guerra!there's not enough o no room to swing a cat [colloquial]no tener la más mínima posibilidadto be like a cat on hot bricks o on a hot tin roofno cabe ni un alfiler [colloquial]to fight like cat and dogestar sobre ascuasthose two are like cat and dogandar como (el) perro y (el) gatoto grin like a Cheshire catesos dos se llevan or están siempre como el perro y el gatoto let the cat out of the bagsonreír de oreja a orejato play cat and mouse (with somebody) to rain cats and dogslevantar la liebre or (River Plate area) la perdizto see which way the cat jumpsllover a cántaros or a maresto set o put the cat among the pigeonsver por dónde van los tiroswhen the cat's away the mice will playlevantar un revueloa cat may look at a kingcuando el gato duerme, bailan los ratoneslos ojos son para mirarcon 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.
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- 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] 2.2 (guy)(American English) [slang] [dated]Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 3 [colloquial] → caterpillar 2 2
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