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Cat and Dog

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To live a cat and dog life. To be always snarling and quarrelling, as a cat and dog, whose aversion to each other is intense.

“There will be jealousies, and a cat-and-dog life over yonder worse than ever”—Carlyle: Frederick the Great (vol. ii. book ix. p. 346.).

It is raining cats and dogs. Very heavily. We sometimes say, “It is raining pitchforks,” which is the French locution. “It tombe des hallebardes.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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