HỌC IDIOMS VỚI MÈO KÈM GIẢI THÍCH NGHĨA CỰC DỄ THƯƠNG
- has the cat got your tongue?
Ex: Why are you not saying anything?
- put the cat among the pigeons
Say or do something that causes trouble or controversy
- like the cat that got the cream
Looking particularly self-satisfied, often to the annoyance of others
- let the cat out of the bag
Mistakingly allow s secret to be known
- fight like cat and dog
Continually arguing with each other
- when the cat’s away, the mice will play
When the person of authority is away, people will behave badly
- fat cat
A negative description of a rich and powerful person
- curiosity killed the cat
Being too curious can get you into trouble
- not have a cat in hell’s chance
When some something has no chance of success, it doesn’t have a cat in hell’s chance.
- look like something the cat dragged in
When someone looks very untidy and messy, they look like something the cat dragged in.
- no room to swing a cat
Very small, not big enough
- a cat nap
A short sleep during the day
- a copycat
Someone or something that copies, imitates, mimics, or follows the lead of another. Often used by children for other children who copy exactly what they do or say.
- rain cats and dogs
Rain very heavily
- there’s more than one way to skin a cat
There’s more than one way of achieving a certain goal.
- a scaredy-cat
Someone who is excessively scared or afraid.
- cat’s cradle
The popular string and fingers game is called “cat’s cradle”. But it’s used to mean “messy”.
- play cat and mouse
Trying to trick someone into making a mistake so you can defeat them.
- Grin like a Cheshire cat
Smile a lot. This comes from Alice in Wonderland, when Alice meets a “Cheshire cat” who keeps on disappearing, but only its grin remains.
- cool cat
Someone who has the respect of their peers in a young, casual way.
- cat on a hot tin roof
Be extremely nervous
- a cat has nine lives
Cats seem to get away with dangerous things
- a cat’s eye
A reflector set into a road to warn drivers of where the lane markers are.
- even a cat can look at a king/queen
I have every right to do this.
- a cat in gloves catches no mice
You can’t get what you need if you’re too careful.
- bell the cat
The expression refers to any task that is difficult or impossible to achieve.