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call off the dogs

can of worms

cash cow

cast pearls before swine

cat and dog life

cat and mouse game

cat burglar

cat got your tongue

cat nap

cat on a hot tin roof

cat’s meow/pajamas

champ at the bit

change horses in midstream

chicken feed

chicken out

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A donkey in fact is a beasts of burden. 

I’m such a birdbrain. I also forgot to tank up at the gas station. 

Almost since the first day, he had been living a cat and dog life with his wife.

If I could take a catnap now, I probably would feel much better later on.
He is a chicken-hearted man, and still afraid of the dark.

Eric always got good grades, so his unruly peers see him as a cuckoo in the nest.
Anthony felt like a fish out of water when he met his girlfriend’s parents.

We are in fact looking for a volunteer to act as guinea pigs for a new AIDS vaccine.

Eric always got good grades, so his unruly peers see him as a cuckoo in the nest. 

He is a chicken-hearted man, and still afraid of the dark. 

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 I once fed an alley cat and now it comes to my house every day.

You need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience.
I want to be a fly on the wall when he is here.

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 I have been in fact an early bird my whole life. 

We see our opponent as nothing more than a paper tiger. 

I want to see the laptop before I agree to the price. 

Ethnical disagreement is in fact a red herring to divert public attention from embezzlement.

The tourist in fact was a sitting duck for local thieves.

He looks honest but in fact he is a snake in the grass.

I need you to keep an eye on the kids, while I’m out.

 When Sophia wears high heels, she is awkward as a cow on roller skates.

You can approach the project from either a bird’s eye or a worm’s eye view.

I don’t want to back the wrong horse, but I think Jimmy a better candidate.

Disco music was popular in the past, but now it is as dead as a dodo.

He keeps trying to fix the computer, but I think he is beating a dead horse.

John was as mad as a hornet when his car was stolen.

He continues to refuse my calls, so I have to go to his office and beard the lion in his den.

This task is very dangerous. But someone has to bell the cat.

I don’t want to bet the wrong horse, but I think Jimmy a better candidate.

 

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