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Re: The cat's ass

Posted by Gary on November 08, 2002

In Reply to: The cat's ass posted by Carmen on November 08, 2002

: My co-workers and I were pondering why someone would use the phrase "that's the cat's ass" in response for something good. Last time I checked a cat's ass wasn't a very pleasant thing. So why do we use it that way and where does this saying come from?
: Can anyone help?

Or the dog's bollocks? I like the inventive alternative, 'the mutt's nuts', athough why either is used to signify quality is beyond me.