(to be) quiet as a cat



Idiom Definition

"to be quiet as a cat"

to make very little noise;

to be stealthy

Idiom Definition - to be quiet as a cat

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to be quiet as a cat

Pamela is working in the kitchen of her house.  She is making supper and cleaning up.  While she is doing the dishes, her son, Aaron, sneaks up behind her very quietly and then shouts "Boo".  Pamela jumps, startled, and turns around with a smile on her face. 

"You snuck up on me quiet as a cat, Aaron."

Pamela did not hear Aaron because Aaron was being very very quiet.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to be quiet as a cat

Ned is sitting at his kitchen table drinking coffee one morning when his wife, Grace, comes down the stairs to join him.  Grace asks Ned when he had awoken and come downstairs.  Ned replies that he had come downstairs at around 6am.  Grace remarks...

"You must have been quiet as a cat because I did not hear a thing."




to be quiet as a cat - Usage:

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to be quiet as a cat - Gerund Form:

Being quiet as a cat requires patience and stealth.


to be quiet as a cat - Examples:

1)  I am quiet as a cat when I arrive home late at night.

2)  You are quiet as a cat when you leave work early.

3)  He is quiet as a cat when he does not want his mother to see him.

4)  She is quiet as a cat when she gets up early.

5)  We are quiet as cats when we sneak out of the dormitory.

6)  You (all) are quiet as cats when you (all) stay up late at night.

7)  They are quiet as cats when they work in the library.

8)  People say I'm quiet as a cat.

9)  Some sit quiet as a cat, ready to pounce at the slightest opportunity.

10)  Are we being quiet as cats right now?

11)  Have you been quiet as a cat when it was necessary?

12)  She was not quiet as a cat yesterday morning.

13)  They were not being quiet as cats while we were sleeping.

14)  Had you been quiet as a cat before you stumbled?

15)  I am not going to be quiet as a cat tomorrow morning.

16)  I am going to have been quiet as a cat before you get up tomorrow morning.

17)  Are they quiet as cats when they work in the library?

18)  Is she quiet as a cat when she gets up early?

19)  We are not quiet as cats when we sneak out of the dormitory.

20)  You (all) are not quiet as cats when you (all) stay up late at night.