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English definition of “look like something the cat brought/dragged in”

look like something the cat brought/dragged in

informal
to look very untidy and dirtyDirty and untidy
(Definition of look like something the cat brought/dragged in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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