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  1. Newbie
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    Is this expression valid?

    My friend who owns a cat consistently teases me when I say "I'm all cat hair". He claims that I'm not all cat hair, and that I am "full of cat hair".

    What's correct? To me they are both up for interpretation, but I still think "I'm all cat hair" is a better expression.

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    Re: Is this expression valid?

    Welcome to the forum, meedz.

    Only 'I'm full of/covered with cat hair' makes sense to me.

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    #3

    Re: Is this expression valid?

    This is one of the rare times I don't agree with Rover. "I'm all cat/cat's hair" seem fine to me - very informally.

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    Re: Is this expression valid?

    It's fine by me as well.

    It seems like a logical extension of the construction used in the idioms 'all elbows and knees' and 'all thumbs'.

    I've heard similar variations used to bemoan whatever is evident in excess, such as "He's all talk".
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