to look like something the cat dragged in



Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - look like something the cat dragged in

"to look like something the cat dragged in"

to have a very dirty, untidy or abused appearance

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - look like something the cat dragged in

Two roommates are talking ...

Roommate 1: It's six o'clock in the morning and you are just getting home.  You look terrible. What happened to you?

Roommate 2:  You'll never believe the night I had.  I left the bar alone and a bunch of guys jumped me.  I lay unconscious in a back alley for hours.  And of course it started to rain. Then, because they had stolen all my money, I had to walk home.

Roommate 1:  Well, you look like something the cat dragged in.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - look like something the cat dragged in

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  What's with the new guy. He's so messy and his pants are all ripped. Is he really working here?

Colleague 2:  I guess he is but he sure looks like something the cat dragged in.





to look like something the cat dragged in - Usage:

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to look like something the cat dragged in - Gerund Form:

Looking like something the cat dragged in is not the way to arrive at a job interview.



to look like something the cat dragged in - Examples:

1)  After a night of drinking they come back looking like something the cat dragged in.

2)  Milan however, you were free to look (and smell) like something the cat dragged in as long as you wore a bright smile on your face at all ...

3)  That being said, unless you really look like something the cat dragged in the chances of you being pushed away are really kinda low.

4)  ... girls were totally rude and unpleasant and quite frankly they both looked like something the cat dragged in.

5)  It's better to look like something the cat dragged in instead of something it ate then threw up in your shoes at 2 a.m.

6)  I had been out late the night before, and my first impression was why is this hot guy hitting on me when I must look like something the cat dragged in.

7)  In fact, many of us look like something the cat dragged in and would rather hide beneath a cozy quilt that say cheese for a wee morning selfie.

8)  Not all of us can be slim, but it doesn't mean that you have to look like something the cat dragged in each time you step out your door.

9)  ... or that the ones they’re wearing make them look like something the cat dragged in.

10)  When we have one too many, we look like something the cat dragged in.

11)  ... only the red head looks decent, the other two look like something the cat dragged in.

12)  You look like something the cat dragged in.

13)  Nobody tosses the keys to a Ferrari, a Porsche or a $2-M Ferrari if you look like something the cat dragged in.

14)  He's impeccable and we look like something the cat dragged in - hair a mess, clothes creased and eyes sleep-deprived and puffy.

15)  It’s been 16 years since I had my last (twins) and I still look like something the cat dragged in.

16)  Do they look like something the cat dragged in when they arrive in the mornings, only to get progressively worse throughout the day?

17)  I don't enjoy spending good money to look like something the cat dragged in.

18)  Everybody's an expert - you can't appear on television without a crowd of idiots telling you you look like something the cat dragged in.

19)  I look like something the cat drug in, she told herself.

20)  "You look like something the cat drug in,” her mother said.