Hey guys! Welcome to [Phrases] today!
It’s obvious that it would be difficult to speak if a cat did get your tongue!
We often use this expression when we expect someone to say something but he or she is not responding to us. The full idiom would be “Has the cat got your tongue?” However, it is mostly used in the forms “Cat got your tongue?” or “Cat’s got your tongue?”
“What’s the matter” or “what’s wrong” is also often used at the beginning of the expression. For example, you didn’t say a word to your family because something is bothering you, and your parents might say: “You’ve been unusually quiet tonight, what’s the matter? Cat got your tongue?”
Today, we have prepared for you some interesting phrases about ‘cat’, let’s go!
1. fat cat
someone who has a lot of money, especially someone who is paid too much for their job
His co-workers view him as a fat cat who earns higher salaries but works less.
Political fat cats usually make decisions without regard for the common people.
2. fight like cat and dog
to fight or argue very often
My brother and I were very close in age and we used to fight like cat and dog.
They fight like cat and dog, but they are really very fond of each other.
3. like the cat that got the cream
used to say that someone looks very proud or satisfied about something he or she has done
After pointing out his teacher’s mistake, he smiled like the cat that got the cream.
He looked like the cat that got the cream as he heard the good news.
4. sling the cat
to empty one’s stomach; to vomit
He was slinging the cat after a night of drinking.
That stuff will make you sling the cat.
5. like herding cats
used to say that trying to control or organize many different groups or people is very difficult
It’s like herding cats trying to manage all these different teams.
Getting all of the family members into their right places for the reunion photo was like herding cats!
6. When the cat’s away, the mice will play.
when the person who is in charge of a place is not there, people will do as they want, especially in breaking rules
Teacher: I left the classroom for five minutes and when I returned it was chaos. Ugh, when the cat’s away, the mice will play.
Please make some sentences with the phrases we just mentioned by yourself!
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