Google
English-Test.net
Find penpals and make new friends today!
 
meaning; sense; importance; consequence; act of pointing out
signification
operation
seminar
assortment
full quiz correct answer
 
Username
Password
 Remember me? 
Search   Album   FAQ   Memberlist   Profile   Private messages   Register   Log in 

What does 'Even a dead cat will bounce if dropped from high enough' mean?



 
ESL Forums | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests)
What does "still in the black" mean? | what is the meaning of haul?
listening exercises
Message
Author
What does 'Even a dead cat will bounce if dropped from high enough' mean? #1 (permalink) Sun Apr 15, 2007 18:45 pm   What does 'Even a dead cat will bounce if dropped from high enough' mean?
 

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #261 "Business buzzwords: A well thought out strategy", question 2

Even a dead ......... will bounce if dropped from high enough!

(a) cat
(b) horse
(c) weight
(d) wood

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #261 "Business buzzwords: A well thought out strategy", answer 2

Even a dead cat will bounce if dropped from high enough!

Correct answer: (a) cat

Your answer was: incorrect
Even a dead horse will bounce if dropped from high enough!
_________________________

What does this phrase actually mean?

Thank you
Julia
Julia
Guest





What does 'Even a dead cat will bounce if dropped from high enough' mean? #2 (permalink) Sun Apr 15, 2007 20:44 pm   What does 'Even a dead cat will bounce if dropped from high enough' mean?
 

dead cat bounce noun [S] SPECIALIZED
a temporary increase in the value of the shares of a company after there has been a large decrease in their value:
Are we witnessing a genuine recovery in the share price, or is it just a dead cat bounce?

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

You can find more information in Investopedia.
Conchita
Language Coach


Joined: 26 Dec 2005
Posts: 2826
Location: Madrid, Spain

Learn all about English adverbs in this amusing storyEnglish grammar exercises — improve your English knowledge and vocabulary skillsAre you a native speaker of English? Then you should read this!Here is all you want to know about English! Click to subscribe to free email English course
Display posts from previous:   
What does "still in the black" mean? | what is the meaning of haul?
ESL Forums | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests) All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1
Latest topics on ESL EFL Forums
What is the difference between facilitate and facility?Why can't write a SOME order?what does incessant mean?what does granting mean?What does garbled mean?Meaning of "ivory towers"checked into the hotel vs. checked on the hotelThis room is as same as mine vs. This room is the same as mineWhat does session mean?when we can able to use this word "yelp"?Is it an idiom: 'convert prospects into paying customers'?Is it an idiom: 'repeat business'?yesterday vs. today

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Get FREE English course via e-mail