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The cats mother

Posted by James Briggs on November 04, 2005

In Reply to: The cats mother posted by piroska on November 04, 2005

: Does anyone know the definition of " she is the cats mother "

It's a rebuke to someone who refers to a woman as 'she' instead of by her name, either formal or informal. The 'she' in the phrase is the female of a cat, the male being a 'tom', and is not to be applied to a woman when you're in her company.