• A negative description of a rich and powerful person.
• Those fat cats in government don't care about the poor.
Cat got your tongue?
• Has the cat got your tongue? is an expression we say to people when we want them to speak but they don’t answer us.
• You’re very quiet Jenny. What's the matter, has the cat got your tongue?
• Basically, being too curious can get you into trouble. It's used to warm someone they are asking too many questions.
• Simon: Stop asking questions about my private life! Curiosity killed the cat so mind your own business!
Not a cat in hell's chance
• When something or someone has no chance of being successful, it doesn't have a cat in hell's chance.
• We haven't got a cat in hell's chance of getting there before 5:30 with this traffic.
Look like something the cat dragged in
• When someone looks very untidy and messy, they look like something the cat dragged in.
• Go and shower and get changed before your granny gets here. You look like something the cat dragged in!
Let the cat out of the bag
• When you accidentally tell someone a secret, the cat is out of the bag.
• I tried to keep John’s surprise party a secret from him but Susan let the cat out the bag when he asked her what the cake was for!