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I love cats! I just adore them and find them so cute! The thing is, cat lovers can’t understand people that view these animals as selfish and egoistic beings, that only turn to humans when they’re hungry or in need. Nothing could possibly be futher from the truth! Cats just happen to be independent and quite autonomous and perceive their relationships with humans on equal terms; where dogs usually select a leader. The differences found dog-human and cat-human relationships basically boils down to how each one of these pets used to hunt in remote times before their domestication. Wild dogs, always hunted in packs, thus they needed a leader to command and make the most important decisions. Modern-day domesticated dogs, associate their walks with an opportunity to go hunting and so, perceive their owners as the leader of the pack. While felines, usually hunted by themselves (and still do) and would usually perceive an owner as a noisy bother that will probably frighten their prey away.

In Britain cats have always formed an important part of the culture of the isles, be this having a bad name (like during the Dark Ages and Renaissance), where they were associated to witches, or be it enjoying the advantages of being the most popular pet. So, there are are quite a few idioms and phrases that use the word cat or kitten. Here you have a quiz with some of these expressions. I hope you enjoy them and find them fun.

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Cat idioms

Here you have a quiz with idioms and expressions that use cat.

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Quiz by Serena

In what situation would you likely hear somebody say...Who's she? The cat's mother?

If it's raining cats and dogs, it's...

If somebody (humorously) says 'There's more than one way to skin a cat' they are...

If somebody says that you look like a cat that's got the cream, you look...

If somebody says 'Curiosity killed the cat' what are they warning somebody about?

To 'let the cat out of the bag'means...

A friend of yours thinks he's the cat's whiskers, what opinion does he have of himself?

If somebody is like a cat on hot bricks they are...

If you think you don't stand a cat in hell's chance to achive something, how do you feel about it?

What does 'When the cat's away, the mice will play' mean?

If the cat's got your tongue, you are ...

If you have kittens you...

If somebody looks like something the cat brought in, they look...

If somebody plays a cat-and-mouse game with you they ...

What type of situation is described in 'It's like herding cats'?

No room to swing a cat?

If you put the cat among the pigeons, you are likely to...

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