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You searched for a cat has nine lives

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    Alley cat

    Homeless cat living away from the streets, a stray cat

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    As conceited as a barber's cat

    Ery conceited, vain

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    As nervous as a cat

    Very nervous

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    Cat burglar

    A burglar who enters a building by climbing a wall etc.

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    Cat gets one's tongue

    Being speechless or being afraid to speak because of shyness

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    A cat has nine lives

    Anecdote about cats' abilities to survive falls from large heights which would most likely kill any other animal

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    A cat in gloves catches no mice

    Person trying to be too polite will have less chance to achieve the goal; another way to say that to get what you want you need to be more aggressive

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    A cat nap

    A short sleep taken during the day

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    A cat on a hot tin roof

    Full of lively activity

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    Curiosity killed the cat

    Being too nosy or curious may get a person into trouble

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    A fraidy-cat

    Someone who is easily frightened (usually used by children)

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    Grin like a Cheshire cat

    To grin or smile broadly

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    To let the cat out of the bag

    To reveal the truth or a secret; to make something hidden known to the public

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    Look like something the cat dragged in

    To look tired or worn out or dirty

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    Look like the cat that swallowed/ate the canary

    To look smug and self-satisfied, to look as if you have just had a great success

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    Not enough room to swing a cat

    Said of a room too small; not enough space; the space is too tight

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    Play cat and mouse with (someone)

    To tease or fool someone, to change between different types of behavior when dealing with someone

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    Put the cat among the pigeons

    To cause trouble

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    Rub (someone/someone's fur) the wrong way

    To irritate someone (just as you would irritate a dog or cat if you rub their fur the wrong way)

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    A scaredy-cat

    Someone who is easily frightened (usually used by children)

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    There is more than one way to skin a cat

    There is more than one way to do something

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    When the cat's away, the mice will play

    When you are not watching someone they may get into trouble, when a person with authority is absent then those below him or her can do whatever they want

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    Look like the cat that swallowed the canary

    To look very self-satisfied, to look as if you have just had a great success

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    Cat get`s one`s tongue

    One is not willing to talk because of shyness

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    Live in an ivory tower

    Someone who lives in sheltered place not aware of the realities of everyday life; someone does not experience problems of everyday live

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    Lord Byron

    I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all.

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    Juliette Lewis

    I kind of imagine myself at eighty, a cat lady.

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    Robert Moog

    I happen to think that computers are the most important thing to happen to musicians since the invention of cat-gut which was a long time ago.

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    Shirley Manson

    I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters - I'm from an all female family. My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!

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    Janet Reno

    I have been surrounded by some of the smartest, brightest, most caring lawyers, by agents who are willing to risk their lives for others, by support staff that are willing to work as hard as they can.

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    Wendell Berry

    I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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    Sarah Brightman

    I am not quite sure where home is right now. I do have places in London and Milan, and a house in Spain. I guess I would say home is where my mother is, and she lives in Spain.

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    Jules Verne

    I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.

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    Edgar R. Fiedler

    He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.

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    Blaise Pascal

    Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?

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    Oliver Herford

    Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings.

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    Joe Baca

    Catholic school graduates exhibit a wide variety of qualities that will not only help them in their careers but also in their family and community lives.

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    Howard Thurman

    Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield the nerve center of his consent to a purpose or cause, a movement or an ideal, which may be more important to him than whether he lives or dies.

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    Gary Ryan Blair

    Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.

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    Napoleon Bonaparte

    Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.

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    Roger Caras

    Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

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    Charles R. Swindoll

    Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

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    William Wallace

    Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

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    A cat may look at a king

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    He who lives by the sword shall die by the sword

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    One half of the world does not know how the other half lives

    An allusion to the rich and prosperous; used by poorer people to describe the rich (in a friendly manner)

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    There are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream

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    There's more than one way to skin a cat

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    When the cat's away the mice will play

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    Common as cat-shit and twice as nasty

    Said of someone/something else thought as beneath oneself

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    Jackie Robinson

    A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.

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    Mark Twain

    A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.

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    Wallis Simpson

    A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience.

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    C. S. Lewis

    Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

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    Amy Lowell

    Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.

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    Cleveland Amory

    As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.

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    Jeff Foxworthy

    I say, If everybody in this house lives where it's God first, friends and family second and you third, we won't ever have an argument.

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    Edgar Allan Poe

    I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.

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    Zach Braff

    I'm by no means condemning prescription medicine for mental health. I've seen it save a lot of people's lives.

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    Richard M. Daley

    I've given it my all. I've done my best. Now, I'm ready with my family to begin the next phase of our lives.

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    Alfred North Whitehead

    If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.

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    Ian Botham

    If you can change three lives in 10, three lives in a hundred, that's got to be good, hasn't it?

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    Mickey Rivers

    It was so cold today that I saw a dog chasing a cat, and the dog was walking.

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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.

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    Louise L. Hay

    Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.

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    Emil Ludwig

    Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.

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    Charles Spurgeon

    Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.

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    Walt Disney

    Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.

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    Rita Rudner

    My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives.

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    P. J. O'Rourke

    Never wear anything that panics the cat.

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    Earl Derr Biggers

    Only very brave mouse makes nest in cat's ear.

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    Charles Horton Cooley

    Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also.

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    Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.

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    Bill Gates

    Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers - organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative - if we don't solve these security problems, then people will hold back.

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    Helen Keller

    So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.

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    Paul Strand

    The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.

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    Mark Twain

    The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

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    Thomas Sowell

    The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.

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    Robert M. Hutchins

    The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.

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    Robert Herrick

    The person lives twice who lives the first life well.

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    Albert Einstein

    The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

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    Ogden Nash

    The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.

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    Armistead Maupin

    The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives.

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    Robert A. Heinlein

    Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.

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    Woodrow Wilson

    There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with.

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    Harrison Ford

    We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.

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    Paul Hawken

    We assume that everything's becoming more efficient, and in an immediate sense that's true; our lives are better in many ways. But that improvement has been gained through a massively inefficient use of natural resources.

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    Tony Robbins

    We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.

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    Anais Nin

    We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.

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    Wayne Dyer

    What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.

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    Henri Nouwen

    When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.

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    Albert Camus

    Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.

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    Helen Reddy

    Women today have more of an overview of their lives and how marriage is or is not a part of it.

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    Courtney Thorne Smith

    You need to eat normally and healthfully, and you need to exercise. I'm so passionate about this because I think people spend their lives not happy in their bodies.

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    Cat's pajamas (pyjamas)

    Very good, great, wonderful, remarkable

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