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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.


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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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.
I've heard stories about on-set cattiness, and I was scared," Lucy says of signing up for PLL's female-dominated cast.
Under the production of 51 Minds, "Latino Boot Camp" will connect young Latinos to their roots through an eye-opening encounter with their ancestors in Latin America, and in the female-driven competition "From Chongas to Reinas" rough Latinas are transformed into well-mannered queens, with plenty of cattiness and drama in between.
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?
There's more of a cattiness when you're in your early twenties than early thirties," she explained, seeing much less of this behavior as she aged.
They thought I would take one look at the cattiness and people from Yale and Juilliard begging for jobs and hightail it out of town," Wilde said recently over lunch at a tucked-away little cafe on Sunset Boulevard.
I know plenty of girls for whom all that oestrogen was a ticket to cattiness - too much talking about girl stuff and an ally for petty gossip.
WEDNESDAY Best Of Scottish, The Stand, Edinburgh Enjoy a celebration of a sample of the finest Scottish humour, from Glaswegian Raymond Mearns, to the ever-so polite Neil McFarlane, via King Ned The Wee Man, surreal Jim Park and the cattiness of Bruce Devlin.
Stand- up comedian Khayali Saharan made up for the lost time by taking digs at politicians, policemen and even the organisers with his trademark cattiness.
With a lot of cattiness, this show plays out as a dance competition mixed with the drama of The Hills or The Real World.
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Mel, 35, who lives in the Wye Valley in Monmouthshire, also insisted she would stay in touch with the other girls, despite rumours that fighting and cattiness plagued the tour.
The movie has a huge queer following, and many young gay men emulate and glorify the film's cattiness.