Cat idioms – Part 2 猫関連の慣用句 ー パート2


My mother always reminds me that the first word I said when I was a toddler was cat. It was the 3rd word that my daughter spoke since we have two cats at home. For all other cat lovers out there, here are some more very popular cat idioms.
幼い頃の私が初めて話した言葉は cat だった、と母はいつも言います。私の娘にとっては、3番目に話した言葉です。家で猫を2匹飼っているものですから。猫好きの皆様へ、猫関連の慣用句の中でも特に親しまれているものを、さらにいくつかお届けします。

play cat and mouse: Amuse oneself or trifle with, toy with, as in
She loved to play cat and mouse with an admirer, acting by turns friendly, indifferent, and jealous.

more than one way to skin a cat: More than one method to reach the same end.
There’s more than one way to skin a cat you know. We’ll find another way.

Look at what the cat dragged in!: Well, look who has just arrived! (a little impolite)
Well, look at what the cat dragged in! I thought you would never come.

let the cat out of the bag: to reveal a secret or a surprise by accident.
It's a secret. Try not to let the cat out of the bag.

fight like cats and dogs : to argue violently all the time.
My brother and I fought like cats and dogs when we were kids.