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  1. Rayau
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    Idioms to learn

    what is meant by "cat drug in" and
    "holding their temple".


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    Re: Idioms to learn

    Hi,
    The idiom 'look what the cat dragged in' refers to someone who comes into a room and looks messy or disorganised. It is a phrase that focuses on a negative appearance of someone.
    I don't know what 'holding their temple' means. Are you sure you have typed it correctly?
    Good luck,
    Deanna

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    Re: Idioms to learn

    Quote Originally Posted by Deanna Krilis View Post
    Hi,
    The idiom 'look what the cat dragged in' refers to someone who comes into a room and looks messy or disorganised. It is a phrase that focuses on a negative appearance of someone.
    I don't know what 'holding their temple' means. Are you sure you have typed it correctly?
    Good luck,
    Deanna
    "Look what the cat dragged in!" I agree with Deanna's explanation.

    "Holding their temple" does not make sense to me. Perhaps the idiom you are looking for is 'holding their TEMPER'.

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Re: Idioms to learn

    "Look what the cat dragged in ...and didn't want to eat"

    is an adaptation of the idiom I really love
    Last edited by beascarpetta; 26-Aug-2008 at 13:52.

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    Re: Idioms to learn

    Quote Originally Posted by Rayau View Post
    what is meant by "cat drug in" and
    "holding their temple".
    By the way, "drug" as the past tense of "drag" is usually used only in this idiom.

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