(someone) has nine lives

(someone) has nine lives

Someone is able to endure, continue, or survive despite a near encounter with death or disaster. From the common myth that cats have nine lives. I can't believe he survived after his bungee cord snapped! He must have nine lives or something. It seems as though the CEO has nine lives, as her company has faced near ruin several times but has managed to remain standing after all these years. That guy must have nine lives to keep surviving all these accusations of embezzlement and the misappropriation of funds.
See also: lives, nine
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