like something the cat dragged in

like something the cat dragged in

Particularly exhausted, worn out, untidy, or dirty. After an afternoon playing out in the back yard, the kids came back looking like something the cat dragged in. We're supposed to be going out to dinner, but I look like something the cat dragged in.
See also: cat, drag, like, something

(look) like something the ˈcat brought/dragged in

(informal) (look) dirty and untidy: Where have you been? You look like something the cat dragged in!
See also: brought, cat, drag, like, something
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