On cloud nine – What’s the meaning?

Hey guys, I am in such a good mood today. You might say that I am on cloud nine. Now, I am not sure how many clouds there are or who numbered them. However, I do know that ‘on cloud nine’ is a phrase that means to be really happy. On Cloud Nine explained In 1896 the International Cloud Atlas described ten types of clouds. The ninth one was the fluffy really soft looking ones called cumulonimbus. So, perhaps that was the one you would sit on if you were really happy. In Buddhism,  Cloud Nine is one of the…

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A piece of cake – What’s the meaning?

Hello again. I’m back after a short holiday. I went to Catalonia. It was lovely but I didn’t see that many cats though. Never mind. I am here to tell you about an idiom I learnt over there. A piece of cake. Yes, it is something that humans love to eat. Cake is quite nice but I still prefer fish. I wonder if they make fish cakes. I’ll try to find out. Anyway, a piece of cake has another meaning. It means something that is easy to do. A piece of cake explained This idiom started in the U.S.A. A…

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To be in the same boat – What’s the meaning?

Hey Guys, I am back. I am not much of a sailor. I don’t really like water. I am NOT scared of it. I just don’t really like it that much as it gets my fur all wet. The reason I am telling you this is because this idiom is about being in a boat. In the same boat explained “To be in the same boat” means to be in the same difficult situation as someone else. It started many years ago when many people would sail in the same small boat. if anything happened to the boat to put them…

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Let sleeping dogs lie – What’s the meaning?

Hey guys, We all know that cats and dogs don’t always get along. Despite what many people will say, I don’t really have any problems with dogs. I actually like lots of dogs. However, if a dog is sleeping it is best to let him or her lie. In English, we will say ‘let sleeping dogs lie’ to mean that we should not disturb things that are calm or we should not pursue an argument that has been resolved already. The original quote is `It is nought good a sleping hound to wake,'(sic). This stems from Geoffrey Chaucer’s poem Troilus…

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Let the cat out of the bag – What’s the meaning?

Anyone who knows cats will know that we love bags. Why we love bags is a mystery to most humans and we will keep it that way for now. There is an expression to ‘let the cat out of the bag’. It means to let out a secret. Why does “let the cat out of the bag” mean to let out a secret? Well, there is one interesting theory. Many years ago people who sold animals would put them in a bag for the buyer to take home. Some people who sold pigs would try to trick their customers by swapping…

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