Cat idioms

As today is International Cat Day, it’s an excellent occasion to look at some English expressions related to our feline friends!


Some are the same in English and Spanish:


Curiosity killed the cat = la curiosidad mató al gato


Has the cat got your tongue? = ¿Te ha comido la lengua el gato?


While others are quite different:


Let the cat out of the bag = irse de la lengua


There’s no room to swing a cat = no cabe un alfiler


To look like the cat that got the cream = estar más ancho que largo


A fat cat = pez gordo


A cat nap = una cabezadita