Hello everyone. English speakers love to use idioms in everyday conversation. Idioms help add "flavor" to conversations and can make regular topics more interesting. Today, I would like to talk about a few cat idioms that I use.
The cat is out of the bag means that people know a secret. For example, if your friend finds out you will move to Tokyo, but you haven't told anyone yet, you could say to your friend, "I guess the cat's out of the bag."
The cat's pajamas means something is really cool. For example, if your coworker bought a fashionable suit, you could tell him, "Wow. That suit is the cat's pajamas."
"It's raining cats and dogs" means that it is raining very hard. I'm not sure why it has this meaning, but many people say this.
Take/have a catnap means to take a short nap (sleep) during the day, just like a cat. For example, if you're really tired after lunch, you could say, "I'm tired. I really need to take a catnap."
Well, I hope you learned a little about English idioms today. Feel free to use these when you speak or write in English. Take care!