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."