like the cat that's got the cream

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like the cat that got the cream

Obviously smug and/or overly pleased with oneself. After her promotion, Janet spent the rest of the day looking like the cat that got the cream.
See also: cat, cream, like, that
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like the cat that's got (or who's stolen) the cream

self-satisfied; having achieved your objective. informal, chiefly British
See also: cat, cream, like
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