Cheshire cat

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Chesh′ire cat′


n.
a constantly grinning cat in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
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Noun1.Cheshire cat - a fictional cat with a broad fixed smile on its faceCheshire cat - a fictional cat with a broad fixed smile on its face; created by Lewis Carroll
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Cheshire cat

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Cheshire cat

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And the smash and grab raid was completed as his winger's try had Maggs grinning like a Cheshire Cat.
Hopefully Devil Dawg keeps her grinning like a Cheshire cat.
Actually she isn't miserable but realises she doesn't look her best when she's grinning like a Cheshire cat.
The Take That star has been grinning like a Cheshire cat since the pair announced their engagement in November 2009, after Robbie, 36, proposed on an Australian radio show.
He would have been such a proud dad, I can picture him grinning like a Cheshire cat showing off his 'little princess'.
Hannah is grinning like a Cheshire cat now that she and Justin are an item, but her happiness is short-lived when her family intervene.
The thing that annoyed me was our beloved PM Gordon Brown standing grinning like a Cheshire cat.
He was caught grinning like a Cheshire cat as 29-year-old Jodie gave him a smacker during their bizarre night out.
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If I were him, with no many needlessly dead, I would hang my head in shame, not stand there grinning like a Cheshire cat.
And I have to admit to grinning like a Cheshire cat while reading Peter Thomas's tongue-in-cheek article the next day with regards to my letter.