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Expression "He/She is a total alley cat"



 
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Expression "He/She is a total alley cat" #1 (permalink) Tue Jun 17, 2008 19:04 pm   Expression "He/She is a total alley cat"
 

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ESL/EFL Test #421 "English Slang Idioms (161)", question 9

"I saw you with Steve the other night. You shouldn't date him. He is a total ......... cat. He has dated almost everyone in this town often at the same time -- unbeknownst to them," Grace told Katie.

(a) feral
(b) house
(c) pole
(d) alley

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #421 "English Slang Idioms (161)", answer 9

"I saw you with Steve the other night. You shouldn't date him. He is a total alley cat. He has dated almost everyone in this town often at the same time -- unbeknownst to them," Grace told Katie.

Correct answer: (d) alley
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Expression "He/She is a total alley cat" #2 (permalink) Tue Jun 17, 2008 22:46 pm   Expression "He/She is a total alley cat"
 

Hello Romale,

The initial statement implies that Steve has a lot of girlfriends, and they don't know about each other.

The answers mean:

(a) feral cat - a domestic cat that is living wild, probably in a town or city.
(b) house cat - a domestic cat.
(c) polecat - an animal related to stoats and weasels, a picture of which can be found here.
(d) alley cat - the same as "feral cat"; but with an implication of noisy fighting and mating.

Therefore the answer is (d), as Steve likes to enjoy himself.

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Expression "He/She is a total alley cat" #3 (permalink) Wed Jun 18, 2008 23:50 pm   Expression "He/She is a total alley cat"
 

another word that would fit would be "tomcat" -- assuming you're referring to a male.

"He's a real tomcat: his little black book is absolutely filled with women's digits."
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Expression "He/She is a total alley cat" #4 (permalink) Wed Jun 18, 2008 23:53 pm   Expression "He/She is a total alley cat"
 

I wouldn't like to find women's digits in a book.

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Expression "He/She is a total alley cat" #5 (permalink) Wed Jun 18, 2008 23:54 pm   Expression "He/She is a total alley cat"
 

hehe

Romale, "digits" is popular American slang for "phone number(s)".

"I got that girl's digits." = "I got that girl's phone number."
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