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Re: Sphinx

Posted by Bob on September 28, 2003

In Reply to: Sphinx posted by cat and fair on September 28, 2003

: Hi folks,

: 1.Is "a cat with nine lives" a phrase? How to use it?

: He has spent most of his life in danger as the chief target of Israel. But, just like a cat with nine lives, Arafat escaped every time.

: 2.Could you explain "fair" in "fair share"?
: No one goes through life without their fair share of problems.

: Many thanks!

"Cats have nine lives." Common phrase, based on a cat's ability to land on its feet, jump out of the way of trouble, and survive injury. Resilient little guys.

Fair = just, equitable. Your fair share is what you deserve, not too much, not too litle,