sayings

“Care will kill a cat” – Ben Jonson

Ben Jonson is in the news today! On this day, 22nd September, in 1598, the English playwright Ben Jonson was…

1 day ago

Don’t “let the cat out of the bag” saying used in Ghislaine Maxwell’s case against Virginia Giuffre

The 18th-century phrase "he let the cat out of the bag" was used very recently by Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers in…

1 month ago

Why do cats have nine lives and dogs don’t?

Cats don't have nine lives and neither do dogs. Obviously they both have one life unless you believe in and…

5 months ago

‘Raining cats and dogs’ – origin of the saying

This post is all about the origin of "raining cats and dogs". That really is all the post can be…

10 months ago

Origin of no room to swing a cat

This phrase means no room to swing a cat-o'-nine-tails, the whip used to punish British sailors and soldiers from the…

10 months ago

“I associate a person having a cat with them being gentler than other people”

The words in the title were said by Sir Kingsley Amis (1922-1995). Sir Kingsley Amis was an English novelist, poet,…

10 months ago

‘Cathouse’ meaning and in a sentence

'Cathouse' is slang for brothel. It has been used for centuries. The origin of the word is rooted in the…

1 year ago

‘Cat-in-hell’s chance’ origin

It means that a person has little or no chance of success in what he/she is about do. It is…

1 year ago

Origin of Cat Sucks Baby’s Breath

The belief that a domestic cat could suck the breath out of a baby probably stemmed from a combination of…

2 years ago

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg ‘sent his cat’ to testify at a committee meeting at Westminster

Recently, Mark Zuckerberg was asked to attend an important international grand committee set up, as I understand it, by the…

2 years ago