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catty-corner

  (American) also catty-cornered (American)
in a direction from one corner of a square to the opposite, far corner (often + to ) Catty-corner to the theatre, there's a drugstore.

dead-catty

mod. with only a slight bounce. (See the explanation at deadcat bounce. Securities markets.) We expected the stock to go up a lot today, but the increase was no better than dead-catty.
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It has a taste that is light and grapey with a nice balance between sweetness and refreshing acidity ( and isn't too cattily elderflower.
A spokesman for Elle cattily remarked last year: "From what I hear, the Kylie range is tarty.
The All Saints singer also rubbished the story - but not without cattily claiming the actor was "stupid" and "immature".
When act Lil' D When she tells dance act Lil' Diamondz - who won her CBBC talent show last year - that they "hadn't let her down", Simon cattily responds, "What a silly comment to make.
Poor Posh is cattily dismissed as someone so lacking in fashion prestige that when Tom Ford was at Gucci he was so desperate she not be seen in his clothes he allegedly asked if a way could be found to stop her buying them.
The star - also famed for her grilling of business chiefs on consumer show Watchdog - said: "When one of the contestants voted off the person next to him, he said cattily, 'Anyone who doesn't know the colour of the Teletubbies shouldn't be on a quiz show'.
After losing to Murray in Dubai last year, Federer cattily accused the Scot of defensive tactics and relying on the mistakes of his opponents to win matches.
When one of the contestants voted off the person next to him, he said cattily 'Anyone who doesn't know the colour of the Teletubbies shouldn't be on a quiz show',' the presenter explained.
he says cattily, into his free beer, adding, "And remember to put in your article that the beer's absolutely foul".