Cat Idioms - Macskás kifejezések
Ebből a leckéből olyan kifejezéseket és szólásokat tanulhatsz meg, amelyekben benne van a macska szó!
as weak as a kitten - very weak/sick - gyenge, mint egy kismacska
The old lady was as weak as a kitten but finally managed to recover.
a cat nap - a short sleep during the day - egy kis szundi
I'm so tired, I have to take a cat nap.
a cat on a hot tin roof - full of liveliness - macska a forró bádogtetőn (nagyon izgága)
Robbie was like a cat on a hot tin roof, the teacher couldn't make him be quiet.
a copycat - somebody who copies another person - "utánozós majom"
Sarah is such a copycat! If I change my hairstyle she does the same immediately.
curiosity killed the cat - being too nosy may lead a person into trouble - "aki kíváncsi, hamar megöregszik"
Don't go in! Don't forget, curiosity killed the cat.
to fight like cats and dogs - we use this when people (who generally know each other) fight too much - kutya-macska harc (civakodás)
The two brothers fight like cats and dogs about everything!
to let the cat out of the bag - to tell a secret to someone - elárulni/elkotyogni egy titkot
Don't tell this to anybody! Please, don't let the cat out of the bag.
to look like a cat that swallowed a canary - to look very self-satisfied - nagyon elégedett magával
Mike looks like a cat that swallowed a canary! Did he pass the exam?
rain cats and dogs - rain heavily - "esik, mintha dézsából öntenék"
It's raining cats and dogs! Let's run home!
When the cat is away the mice will play. - when you are not watching someone they may get (you) into trouble - "Nincs otthon a macska, cincognak az egerek."
The kids made an incredible mess while the parents were away. As usual, when the cat is away, the mice will play.