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Today's Word/phrase:

a fat cat

someone who has a lot of wealth, used negatively

  • The fat cats of the financial sector are not interested in financial regulation.

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Recent Words of the Day

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an eager beaver

someone who is enthusiastic

  • Debbie is an eager beaver today; she was at her desk by 8am, working on the project.

cat among the pigeons

to cause trouble by doing something controversial

  • These impending pay cuts will set the cat among the pigeons!


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