"Has the cat got your tongue?" is an expression in the form of a question that originated in the mid-nineteenth century and was used when... Read more →
Proverbs containing the word Cat
Everyone wants success, but many lack the self-discipline to become successful. They might hope in luck, but fortune favours the bold.
Sometimes you cannot get what you want by being careful and polite. Restraint and caution (or ‘pussyfooting’) achieve nothing. This is... Read more →
This is a very old proverb, dating back to the sixteenth century. It means that when the person in authority is away, those under him will take... Read more →
There is more than one way of achieving one's purpose.
If you belittle yourself, people will take advantage of you. Stand up for yourself.
This proverb suggests that beauty is unimportant. Beneath the outward appearance people are all much alike. 'When the candles are out,' wrote... Read more →
A cat may look at a King And surely I many look at an ugly thing. This is one of Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes. It means 'If a cat may look at... Read more →
This is another way of saying that a cat is much more likely to escape death then are most animals. It is too wily and agile to be taken by... Read more →
Care is the load on the mind. If it killed a cat, which has nine lives - or so 'tis said - it will kill you, who have only one life. So, don't... Read more →