look what the cat dragged in

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of look what the cat dragged in

informal
used to call attention to someone who has entered the room or area

Word by Word Definitions

look play
  1. : to make sure or take care (that something is done)

  2. : to ascertain by the use of one's eyes

  3. : to exercise the power of vision upon : examine

  1. : the act of looking

  2. : glance

  3. : the expression of the countenance

what play
  1. used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of an object or matter

  2. often used to ask for repetition of an utterance or part of an utterance not properly heard or understood

  3. : who

  1. : why

  2. : in what respect : how

  1. used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of a person, object, or matter

  2. : how remarkable or striking for good or bad qualities

  3. : whatever

drag play dragged
  1. : something used to drag (see 2drag) with

  2. : something that is dragged, pulled, or drawn along or over a surface: such as

  3. : harrow

  1. : to draw or pull slowly or heavily : haul

  2. : to cause to move with slowness or difficulty

  3. : to cause to trail (see 1trail 1a) along a surface

  1. : of, being, involving, or intended for a person wearing clothing typical of the opposite sex : of, being, involving, or intended for a person in drag (see 1drag 7b)


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