If you love cats as much as I do, then you might be interested in learning these 8 CAT idioms:

When the cat’s away, the mice will play

Meaning: the expression is used to describe what happens when the teacher leaves the classroom/when your boss is away.
Ex: They shouldn’t be so loud, but the teacher left the classroom, and when the cat’s away, the mice will play.

Put the cat among pigeons

Meaning: there’s going to be trouble because of something someone had said or done.
Ex: Don’t tell them about our competitors’ success, because it’ll put cats among pigeons.

There isn’t enough room to swing a cat

Meaning: used to describe a room as too small.
Ex: My office is so small; there isn’t enough room to swing a cat.

 8 cat idioms
8 cat idioms

Let the cat out of the bag

Meaning: tell a secret, usually unintentionally.
Ex: We’ve been preparing a surprise party for Fiona’s birthday, but Len let the cat out of the bag and told her.

Curiosity killed the cat

Meaning: warn someone not to try to find out someone’s private matters.
Ex: You shouldn’t ask Jill so many personal questions; you may insult her. Don’t you know that curiosity killed the cat?

Like a cat on hot bricks

Meaning: be nervous.
Ex: When he heard the bad news, Adam started walking around like a cat on hot bricks.

There’s more than one way to skin a cat

Meaning: there are different ways of doing something.
Ex: Our negotiations may have failed this time but there’s more than one way to skin a cat.

Not have a cat in hell’s chance

Meaning: not have a chance at all.
Ex: They don’t have a cat in hell’s chance of buying a decent house with that amount of money.

8 CAT idioms
8 CAT idioms

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