look what the cat's dragged in

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From the habit of domestic cats of bringing home the remains of killed animals

PhraseEdit

look what the cat's dragged in!

  1. (idiomatic) Used as an ironic acknowledgement of someone's arrival, especially to imply that they are unwelcome or disagreeable in some way

Usage notesEdit

  • To look like something the cat's dragged in is to be dishevelled or very untidy.
Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 21:50