One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Self-satisfied, having achieved one's objective.‘you sit in this office like the cat that got the cream and expect the world to revolve around you’
- ‘We're still at the party, where Sophie is smiling like the cat that's got the cream and telling Sally that things with Blake feel just like they used to.’
- ‘My mum usually utters comments like ‘Leave the poor lad alone’ to which he would stand there smirking like the cat that got the cream.’
- ‘Ray turned to me like the cat that's got the cream, ‘looks like you haven't been paying your wife enough attention and someone else has’.’
- ‘He replied with a smile that told me that the cat had definitely gotten the cream.’
- ‘Johnny feels like the cat that's got the cream.’
- ‘Still smiling like the cat that got the cream, she leaned towards me as if preparing to divulge important information.’
- ‘She was smiling like the cat that got the cream: a truly smug and evil look that sent a wave of adrenaline through my body.’
- ‘She now has an agent, a book deal and the expression of a cat that got the cream.’
- ‘Why is it that you sit in this office like the cat that got the cream and expect the world to revolve around you?’
- ‘Anyway, we spent the night together and now he's like the cat that's got the cream, whereas I'm wondering if I've done the right thing.’
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