like the cat that ate/got/swallowed the canary


like the cat that ate/got/swallowed the canary
like the cat that ate/got/swallowed the canary (US) (or Brit like the cat that got the cream)
— used to say that someone looks very proud or satisfied about something he or she has done

After pointing out his teacher's mistake, he smiled like the cat that ate the canary.

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Main Entry:cat

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • like the cat that got the canary — like a cat that s got the ˈcream f8 idiom (BrE) (US like the cat that got/ate/swallowed the canˈary) very pleased with yourself Syn: ↑smug …   Useful english dictionary

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