One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A thief who enters a building by climbing to an upper storey.
- ‘Where antiques are stolen it is often not a case of a cat burglar arriving at 2am, it is guys driving large removal vans up the driveway in broad daylight.’
- ‘A high-tech cat burglar is invading the apartments of young women.’
- ‘They're trying to make me think he's a cat burglar that sneaks out at night.’
- ‘A cat burglar in Amsterdam got himself in a tight spot after running away from police across house roofs.’
- ‘An attempted robbery by a female cat burglar was thwarted when she was trapped by a resident, the Central Local Court heard recently.’
- ‘Your fingertips contain oil, which is why you leave fingerprints on surfaces when you touch them, and why cat burglars always wear gloves in the movies.’
- ‘The two cat burglars were still standing in front of the row of apartments holding a large bag when police arrived and local residents identified them as the burglars.’
- ‘If this guy were a cat burglar, he'd practically be leaving a business card at the scene of the crime.’
- ‘This is a cat burglar willing to go in at night, take what he wants.’
- ‘For Marcia, being a cat burglar was all risk, excitement and fun.’
- ‘He probably won't be a killer, maybe a career cat burglar or similar.’
- ‘She added that Jack is also an expert cat burglar and if he is out at night and sees an open skylight he cannot resist the temptation.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.