What is a cat?

You all know what a cat is right? If not, I’ll tell you…

A cat is a fluffy domesticated feline that is usually kept as a pet. A baby cat is called a ‘kitten’, a male cat is called a ‘tom’ and a slang term for a cat is ‘kitty’.

Larger cats include lions, tigers and leopards. These larger cats are found in the wild.​

idioms and expressions about cats

Click on the pictures below to learn some common idioms and expressions with cats. Each idiom includes the meaning and a real-life picture example.

animal idioms - cat expressions and phrases
cat sayings - cat got one’s tongue
cat sayings - cat nap
cat sayings - cat’s whiskers
cat phrases - copycat
cat phrases - curiosity killed the cat
cat phrases - fat cat
cat phrases - fight like cat and dog
cat phrases - grin like a Cheshire cat
cat expressions - kitty
cat expressions - let the cat out
cat expressions - like the cat that got the cream
cat expressions - look what the cat dragged in
cat expressions - more than one way to skin a cat
cat idioms - no room to swing a cat
cat idioms - not a cat in hell's chance
cat idioms - play cat and mouse
cat idioms - put the cat among the pigeons
cat idioms - rain cats and dogs
cat idioms - scaredy cat
lion idioms and sayings
lion idioms and sayings - lion's share