Definition of curiosity killed the cat in English:

curiosity killed the cat

phrase

proverb
  • Being inquisitive about other people's affairs may get you into trouble.

    • ‘Defending, he said: ‘This is a case where curiosity killed the cat.’’
    • ‘Didn't your mother ever tell you curiosity killed the cat?’
    • ‘I know, curiosity killed the cat, but felines have nine lives.’
    • ‘That's awfully mean of you to tease me like that - curiosity killed the cat, you know.’
    • ‘She wasn't the sort of girl to say something like that that meant another, still curiosity killed the cat and James had never been able to resist asking.’
    • ‘I can tell that he really needed that information, for a reason that I really didn't want to know but you know what they say… curiosity killed the cat.’
    • ‘I won't reveal any more of the plot than that, but if there's a moral to this story, it's that old truism that says that curiosity killed the cat.’
    • ‘But anyway, curiosity killed the cat… but you're not a cat.’
    • ‘He must have forgotten curiosity killed the cat, but I haven't.’
    • ‘Stuffed as we were, however, curiosity killed the cat - and it very nearly took us with it as we recklessly agreed to share a devilled chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream.’