cat-and-dog

cat-and-dog
adjective (only before noun) BrE informal a cat-and-dog life is full of quarrels and arguments

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Cat and dog — cat cat (k[a^]t), n. [AS. cat; akin to D. & Dan. kat, Sw. katt, Icel. k[ o]ttr, G. katze, kater, Ir. cat, W. cath, Armor. kaz, LL. catus, Bisc. catua, NGr. ga ta, ga tos, Russ. & Pol. kot, Turk. kedi, Ar. qitt; of unknown origin. Cf. {Kitten}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cat-and-dog — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : resembling or having the character of the proverbial antagonism of dogs and cats: a. : quarrelsome, inharmonious they led a cat and dog life together Ellen Glasgow b. of a fight : malicious and incessant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cat and Dog — Infobox film name = Cat and Dog director = Roger Allers starring = Elijah Wood Steve Carell R. Lee Ermey Cody Cameron Cheri Oteri Luis Guzmán released = 2009 distributor = Columbia Pictures country = U.S. language = EnglishCat and Dog is a… …   Wikipedia

  • cat-and-dog — /kat n dawg , dog /, adj. 1. continuously or unceasingly vicious and destructive: cat and dog competition. 2. Slang. (of a security) highly speculative and of questionable value. [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • cat-and-dog — /kæt n ˈdɒg/ (say kat n dog) adjective characterised by constant hostility and frequent quarrels: they lead a cat and dog life together. {16th century; from the supposed enmity between the two species} …  

  • cat and dog life — If people lead a cat and dog life, they are always arguing …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • like cat and dog —    Two people who fight or argue like cat and dog frequently have violent arguments, even though they are fond of each other.     They fight like cat and dog but they re still together after 30 years.     cat and dog life    A life in which… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • fight like cat and dog —    Two people who fight or argue like cat and dog frequently have violent arguments, even though they are fond of each other.     They fight like cat and dog but they re still together after 30 years …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • fight like cat and dog — British & Australian, British & American to argue violently all the time. We get on very well as adults but as kids we fought like cat and dog …   New idioms dictionary

  • fight like cat and dog — phrase to fight or argue often or with a lot of anger Thesaurus: to fight physicallysynonym to arguehyponym to attack a person or objectsynonym Main entry: fight …   Useful english dictionary

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