• If someone looks very proud or satisfied with himself, we say he looks like the cat that ate the canary.

    VOA: special.2009.09.27

  • The woman asked to see it. When the dishonest tradesman opened the bag, out jumped a cat C not a pig.

    VOA: special.2009.01.25

  • Just be careful not to let the cat out of the bag, or someone may leave you holding the bag.

    VOA: special.2009.01.25

  • The next year she starred in a film version of the Tennessee Williams play, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

    VOA: special.2011.04.03

  • There was a huge battle, but Bill took control of the big cat and put his saddle on it.

    VOA: special.2009.11.28

  • So if you play cat and mouse with someone, you change between different kinds of behavior when dealing with another person.

    VOA: special.2009.09.27

  • Manny is a wooly mammoth, Sid is a ground sloth and Diego is a smilodon or saber-toothed cat.

    VOA: special.2009.06.12

  • It,too,is hungry. Traveling across the ground at great speed, the cat nears the area where the pig is fighting for its life.

    VOA: special.2010.04.07

  • If your home is very small, you might say there is not enough room to swing a cat.

    VOA: special.2009.09.27

  • If you tell about something that was supposed to be a secret, we say you let the cat out of the bag.

    VOA: special.2009.09.27

  • You can't even begin to answer those questions until you hear the story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer,Iowa."

    VOA: special.2009.02.23

  • The story is about a cat who tries to entertain two children on a rainy day while their mother is away from home.

    VOA: special.2010.05.02

  • The success of the Cat in the Hat made him want to write more books for children.

    VOA: special.2010.05.02

  • The phrase to be left holding the bag is as widely used as the expression to let the cat out of the bag.

    VOA: special.2009.01.25

  • When the cat's away, the mice will play means people sometimes misbehave when there is no supervision.

    VOA: special.2009.09.27

  • Less than a kilometer away, a huge cat-like creature with two long front teeth hears the screams.

    VOA: special.2010.04.07

  • Children might call a child who is easily frightened a fraidy cat or a scaredy cat.

    VOA: special.2009.09.27

  • Fans loved the special way she rolled her "r"s to create a sound like a cat.

    VOA: special.2009.06.07

  • And it talks. As the cat entertains the children it creates complete disorder in the house.

    VOA: special.2010.05.02

  • The saying that looks like something the cat dragged in describes something in bad condition.

    VOA: special.2009.09.27

  • Last year,she published the best-selling book "Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World."

    VOA: special.2009.02.23

  • And they like to look at the pictures of unusual creatures such as the Cat in the Hat, Thing One,Thing Two, Little Cindy-Lou Who,and Sam-I-Am.

    VOA: special.2010.05.02

  • These were the saber-tooth cat, the North American lion, the dire wolf and the coyote.

    VOA: special.2010.04.07

  • Here she gives readers an idea of how much the cat meant to her town.

    VOA: special.2009.02.23

  • A cat will often catch a small animal and present it to its owner.

    VOA: special.2009.09.27

  • The more the big cat struggles, the deeper it sinks into the black substance.

    VOA: special.2010.04.07

  • Americans might say that something is the cat's meow and the cat's pajamas.

    VOA: special.2009.09.27

  • And the next minute you would see that frog dancing in the air and then come down all on his feet and all right, like a cat.

    VOA: special.2009.08.29

  • He wanted to keep one thousand cats there to produce black cat fur.

    VOA: special.2009.10.06

  • Co-star George Lopez is the voice of a cat friend named Carlos.

    VOA: special.2010.06.14

词组短语

cats and dogs [美俚]价值低的股票;杂物;(下雨)猛烈地;大量地

black cat 黑猫(软件名称)

bell the cat 为大家的利益承担危险

old cat 脾气很坏的老太婆  

cat and mouse 猫戏老鼠;恣意玩弄折磨(像猫对老鼠般)

big cat 大型猫科动物

fat cat [美俚]有钱有势的人;谋求特权

wild cat 野猫;初探井,野猫井

cat-and-dog life (特指夫妇)过吵闹不休的生活,像猫狗一样不和 [常与动词 lead 连用,有时作 cat-and-dog existence, fight]等 , 经常争吵的生活(特指感情不和的夫妇生活) , 像猫狗一样不和的生活,经常争吵的生活(常与动词 lead 连用,多指夫妇生活)  

cat eye 猫眼

cheshire cat 常露齿嘻笑的猫

dead cat 猛烈的攻击

like a scalded cat 拼命逃走;到处乱窜  

copy cat 盲目的模仿者

cat burglar 飞贼;身手敏捷的贼

siamese cat 暹罗猫

cat scan 计算机X射线轴向分层造影扫描图

leopard cat 豹猫

house cat 屋猫;家猫

pussy cat 小猫咪;没种的家伙

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