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Cast a kitten

cast a kitten

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have kittens

verb phrase

(Variations: a cat or a cow or pups may replace kittens) To manifest strong and sudden feeling; have a fit of laughter, fear, anger, etc: He got so mad I thought he was going to have kittens/ In addition to shy clients and those who don’t want their parents to have a cow (1900+)


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