fight like cats and dogs

Definition of fight like cats and dogs

chiefly US, informal

  1. :  to fight or argue a lot or in a very forceful and angry way a married couple who are always fighting like cats and dogs

Word by Word Definitions

fightplay
  1. :  to contend in battle or physical combat

    :  to strive to overcome a person by blows or weapons

    :  to engage in boxing

  1. :  a hostile encounter :  battle, combat

    :  a boxing match

    :  a verbal disagreement :  argument

catplay cats
  1. :  a carnivorous mammal (Felis catus) long domesticated as a pet and for catching rats and mice

    :  any of a family (Felidae) of carnivorous usually solitary and nocturnal mammals (as the domestic cat, lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, cougar, wildcat, lynx, and cheetah)

    :  a malicious woman

  1. : catalog

    : catalyst

dogplay dogs
  1. :  canid

    :  a highly variable domestic mammal (Canis familiaris) closely related to the gray wolf

    :  a male dog

  1. :  canine

    :  having an inferior or inauthentic quality :  spurious

    :  unlike that used by native speakers or writers

  1. :  to hunt, track, or follow like a hound

    :  to worry as if by pursuit with dogs :  plague

    :  to bother or pester persistently

  1. :  extremely, utterly


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