to think of oneself as cat’s whiskers = to be big-headed, to regard oneself as important

I can’t stand him. He thinks he’s the cat’s whiskers.

Cats Whiskers


in the catbird seat = to be in an enviable position, to have an advantage

He was in the catbird seat being in charge of the project.

In The Catbird Seat


to grin like a Cheshire cat = to have a wide smile

“The prize is mine” he said, grinning like a Cheshire cat.

To Grin Like A Cheshire Cat


cat’s eyes – retroreflective safety device on the roads

Cats Eyes 1

Cats Eyes 2


like the cat that got the cream = very pleased with themselves, happy about one’s achievements

Mary has just passed the exam with flying colours. No wonder she looks like the cat that got the cream.

Like The Cat That Got The Cream