Like a cat on a hot tin roof

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British pronunciation/lˈaɪk ɐ kˈat ˌɒn ɐ hˈɒt tˈɪn ɹˈuːf/
American pronunciation/lˈaɪk ɐ kˈæt ˌɑːn ɐ hˈɑːt tˈɪn ɹˈuːf/
like a cat on a hot tin roof
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used to describe someone who is in a very agitated state of mind

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like a cat on a hot tin roof definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "like a cat on a hot tin roof" and when to use it?

The phrase "like a cat on a hot tin roof" originated from Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," which was first performed in 1955. The phrase gained popularity through the play's success and has since become a widely recognized idiom used in various contexts to depict someone who is highly agitated, nervous, or restless. The image of a cat on a hot surface, constantly moving and seeking relief, serves as a metaphor for the restless and uneasy state of the individual being described.

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I'll be pacing around the room, like a cat on a hot tin roof, until I hear back about the job interview.
She's pacing back and forth, like a cat on a hot tin roof, unable to sit still before her important presentation.
He was like a cat on a hot tin roof when he was waiting for the exam results, unable to relax until he received them.
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