a cat may look at a king

proverb even a person of low status or importance has rights

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  • a cat may look at a king — 1546 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs II. v. H3 What, a cat maie looke on a king, ye know. 1590 R. GREENE Never too Late VIII. 181 A Cat may look at a King, and a swaynes eye hath as high a reach as a Lords looke. 1721 N. BAILEY English Dictionary …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • a cat may look at a king — ► a cat may look at a king proverb even a person of low status or importance has rights. Main Entry: ↑cat …   English terms dictionary

  • cat — ► NOUN 1) a small domesticated carnivorous mammal with soft fur, a short snout, and retractile claws. 2) a wild animal resembling this, in particular a lion, tiger, or other member of the cat family. 3) informal a malicious or spiteful woman. ●… …   English terms dictionary

  • cat — see it doesn’t matter if a cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice a cat in gloves catches no mice a cat may look at a king when the cat’s away, the mice will play the cat, the rat, and Lovell the dog, rule all England under the hog …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • look — see look before you leap a cat may look at a king the devil looks after his own dogs look up to you, cats look down on you, pigs is equal never look a gift horse in the mouth when all you have is a hammer, everything look …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • king — see the king can do no wrong a king’s chaff is worth more than other men’s corn a cat may look at a king in the country of the blind, the one eyed man is king a peck of March dust is worth a king’s ransom kin …   Proverbs new dictionary

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