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Posted by Bruce Kahl on April 08, 2001

In Reply to: Cat posted by doodle on April 07, 2001

: Can you help me with the meaning of " a cat may look at a king"

From Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable:

"An insolent remark of insubordination, meaning, "I am as good as you", or "Are you too mighty to be spoken to or looked at?" "You may wear stars and ribbons, and I may be dressed in hodden grey, but a man's a man for a' that."