Posted by Word Camel on March 05, 2003
In Reply to: The cat that swallowed the canary posted by Poindexter on March 05, 2003
: What does the phrase "the cat that swallowed the canary" mean exactly?
I haven't heard this one before, but I suspect it is meant to describe someone who is very pleased and smug because he's got what he wanted. I think it might be similar to "the cat that got the cream". It would help if you could use the expression in context.