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native soilThe country or geographical region where one was born or which one considers to be one's true homeland.Rate it:

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go nativeTo adopt the lifestyle or outlook of local inhabitants, especially when dwelling in a colonial region; to become less refined under the influence of a less cultured, more primitive, or simpler social environment.Rate it:

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go nativeOf a contractor or consultant, to begin working directly as an employee for a company and cease to work through a contracting firm or agency.Rate it:

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native soilSource, place of origin, principal location, or natural habitat.Rate it:

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a partibus rei publicae animus liber (Sall. Cat. 4. 2)an independent spirit.Rate it:

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dead cat bounceA temporary recovery in the price of a financial instrument which has fallen rapidly and is expected to fall further in the long run.Rate it:

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look what the cat's dragged inUsed as an ironic acknowledgement of someone's arrival, especially to imply that they are unwelcome or disagreeable in some way.Rate it:

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nervous as a catVery nervous.Rate it:

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When the Cat's Away, the Mice will PlayWithout the presence of authority, people will do as they please even of breaking the rulesRate it:

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spill the beans / let the cat out of the bagTo let out a secretRate it:

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a cat can look at a kingAlternative form of a cat may look at a king.1982, A J Ayer, Rate it:

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Play Cat and MouseTo make someone fool by playing tricks, to annoy or tease someoneRate it:

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all piss and wind like a barber catAll talk and noise with no actionRate it:

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a cat may look at a kingEven a purported inferior has certain abilities, even in the presence of a purported superiorRate it:

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grin like a cheshire catTo smile broadly, especially in a self-satisfied way.Rate it:

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a cat in gloves catches no miceOne cannot get what one wants by being cautious, one must use aggression to get it.Rate it:

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quiet as a catTo be quietRate it:

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there are many ways to skin a catAlternative form of there's more than one way to skin a cat.Rate it:

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cat and dog lifeUnhappy married life.Rate it:

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cat and mouse gameTwo individuals and/or groups repeatedly keeping check on each other in a suspicious or self-protective way, often with the goal of one or both parties trying to gain a malicious advantage over the other.Rate it:

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cat's meowA self-satisfied person.Rate it:

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cat's pyjamasA highly sought-after and fancy example of something, usually referring to inanimate objects.Rate it:

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let the cat out of the bagA figure of speech relative to someone revealing an important event or secret to the world thereby spoiling the entire thrust of a surprise.Rate it:

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nervous as a catnervous as a catRate it:

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there's more than one way to skin a catA problem generally has more than one solution.Rate it:

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nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairsExtremely nervous.Rate it:

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cat's clawAcacia greggii, a tree species native to the southwestern United States and northern MexicoRate it:

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cat's clawbayag-kambingRate it:

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let the cat out of the bagTo disclose a secret; to let a secret be known, often inadvertently.Rate it:

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like a cat on a hot tin roofJumpy, nervous.Rate it:

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More than One Way to Skin a CatSeveral ways are present to attain the goalRate it:

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bell the catTo undertake a dangerous action in the service of a group.Rate it:

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biting the cat's tailmaking a risky decisionRate it:

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cat and mouseA relationship in which two parties closely monitor and challenge one another in a suspicious or self-protective manner, often because each party is attempting to gain an advantage over the other.Rate it:

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cat aroundTo engage in sex with various partners; to sleep around.Rate it:

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cat got someone's tongueWhy are you not saying anything?.Rate it:

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Cat Got Your TongueTo not answer any query, to stop saying anything if one ask somethingRate it:

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cat in the meal-tubSomething concealed; a hidden danger.Rate it:

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cat in the sackSomething to be suspicious of.Rate it:

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cat pissAny beverage of low quality.Rate it:

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cat that ate the canaryA person whose appearance and behavior suggest guilt mixed with other qualities, such as satisfaction or feigned nonchalance.Rate it:

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cat that ate the canaryA person who appears self-satisfied or smug, especially while concealing something mischievous, prohibited, or private.Rate it:

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Cat That Swallowed the CanaryTo appear self satisfiedRate it:

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cat's clawUsed other than as an idiom: see cat, claw.Rate it:

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cat's clawAny of several species of plant having parts resembling the claw of a cat.Acacia greggii, a tree species native to the southwestern United States and northern MexicoAcacia plumosa, a medicinal plant species native to BrazilCarpobrotus edulis, or uña de gato (Spanish: "cat's claw"), a plant species in the Aizoaceae familyDolichandra unguis-cati, or cat's claw creeper, a Central American climbing vine of the Bignoniaceae familyGrevillea alpina, a shrub species native to AustraliaMartynia annua, a plant species endemic to BrazilMimosa nuttallii (formerly Schrankia nuttalli), a plant native to the Midwestern United StatesUncaria guianensis, a plant species found in GuyanaUncaria rhynchophylla, a plant species used in traditional Chinese medicineUncaria tomentosa, a plant species found in the tropical jungles of South and Central AmericaRate it:

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cat's clawMartynia annua, a plant species endemic to BrazilRate it:

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cat's clawCarpobrotus edulis, or uña de gato (Spanish: "cat's claw"), a plant species in the Aizoaceae familyRate it:

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cat's clawGrevillea alpina, a shrub species native to AustraliaRate it:

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cat's clawAcacia plumosa, a medicinal plant species native to BrazilRate it:

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cat's clawMimosa nuttallii (formerly Schrankia nuttalli), a plant native to the Midwestern United StatesRate it:

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