Cat that got the cream

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cat that got the cream

Definition of like the cat that's got the cream in the Idioms Dictionary. like the cat that's got the cream phrase. What does like the cat that's got the cream. My understanding of the phrase would be that if two or more cats were given a saucer of milk from the same bottle, the one that got the cream. English[edit]. Alternative forms[edit]. like the cat that ate the canary. Adjective[edit] . like the cat that got the cream (not comparable). (simile, idiomatic) look very.
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Perhaps not to the extent of confusion to some Americans we were entertaining a few weeks ago, when they saw "Spotted Dick" on the restaurant's pudding menu! My understanding of the phrase would be that if two or more cats were given a saucer of milk from the same bottle, the one that got the cream that floats at the top of the bottle would be smug, because the cream is richer and tastier than the milk that follows.

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Any red-blooded 13 year old son of a Buddhist monk could find innuendo in a bag of hammers I've certainly had a Frenchman snigger at the word "chatte" when I used it innocently. In my 51 years of being British, and 50 years of speaking British English, I can safely say I have never come across any innuendo associated with the phrase "The cat that got the cream". Knowing it's an established idiom defuses any snigger-potential. He is guilty as only a cat can be.
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He is guilty as only a cat can be. As an American I'm not familiar with "the cat that got the cream," but if it merely means that the cat got a bonus through luck or effort which is my understanding of the other answers , then it's not equivalent to "the cat that ate the canary":
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cat that got the cream. Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary English[ edit]. Noun[edit]. cat that got the cream. Synonym of cat that ate the canary. Definition of like the cat that's got the cream in the Idioms Dictionary. like the cat that's got the cream phrase. What does like the cat that's got the cream. My understanding of the phrase would be that if two or more cats were given a saucer of milk from the same bottle, the one that got the cream.
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