have nine lives

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have nine lives

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.
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have nine ˈlives

be very lucky in dangerous situations: We were called to the hospital twice, but the old man seemed to have nine lives, and before long made a complete recovery.This idiom refers to the traditional saying that cats have nine lives.
See also: have, lives, nine
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