like the cat that stole the cream

like the cat that stole the cream

Obviously smug 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, stole, that

like the ˌcat that got, stole, etc. the ˈcream

very pleased or satisfied with yourself: Ever since she won that prize, she’s been like the cat that got the cream.
See also: cat, cream, like, that
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