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What does grin like a Cheshire cat mean?

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grin like a Cheshire cat


(Also smile like Cheshire cat.) To smile very broadly. This is an allusion to a fictional cat popularised by Lewis Carroll's depiction of it in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and known for its distinctive mischievous grin.


He knew that she was fearing a scandal. He stood in front of her, grinning like a Cheshire cat, waiting for more money in return for his silence.

This idiom is in the animals category

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