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catty-corner

Positioned diagonally from someone or something. This phrase can be used as an adverb and an adjective. Primarily heard in US. No, you know Mr. Lewis—his house is catty-corner to ours.

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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His slow Southern drawls, the hint of New York disdain, the cattiness of women in high-stakes competition for one man all make for a gripping tale.
Their politesse often harbored vicious cattiness toward girls less privileged than they in looks, class or race.
Nevertheless, this is a show in which human interactions are taken fairly lightly, looks are overvalued, women treat each other with suspicion and cattiness, men are jealous and stubborn, and everyone is critical.
More recently, a piece by Bernard Bergonzi in The New York Review of Books began, "Women novelists, we have reamed to assume, like to keep their focus narrow," and in an essay on Katherine Anne Porter, Theodore Solotaroff referred to Porter's "bitchiness" and "relentless cattiness," terms used, perhaps too rarely, to scold mean-spirited male writers.
So Professor Hager's cattiness is understandable: "People wonder how Judge Richard Posner writes so much.
Heim offers an explanation for that behavior: "I believe that women employees don't make a conscious decision to attack, but rather their cattiness is an unconscious attempt to reflatten the hierarchy.
If the female looks subhuman in her cattiness here, elsewhere she appears sinful in her cunning trickery.
Founded by Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson in 2009, Kind Campaign aims to STOP the competition, STOP the cattiness, STOP the hate, and to BE KIND.
It shows how we all come together and we can be there for each other without all the cattiness of typical reality shows.
The same upbeat tone is present in the revamped Jealousy, which is bubblier and exudes less cattiness than the original song.
Recent adversary Taylor Swift may have to watch out for Katy's claws, but a little cattiness can be fun.
Darden Asbury Pyron, a Mitchell biographer, tells this story with reference to letters written by Smith and to the review itself, unfairly calling Smith disingenuous and "capable of vengefulness, resentment, and fierce jealously, however veiled in gauzy flattery and ideological earnestness," and adding that a "Southern lady, and even 'fine ladies' practiced bitchiness and cattiness as a refined, if intuitive and unselfconscious art" (327).
Melodrama This had none of the cattiness or bitching we've come to expect from talent shows.
Even after saying all this, the cattiness didn't stop here, she added, "She called me fat for so many f**king years, so you know what?