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Cheshire cat, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishCheshire cat, thethe Cheshire catChesh·ire cat, the /ˌtʃeʃə ˈkæt $ -ʃər-/  people sometimes say someone is ‘grinning like a Cheshire cat’ to mean that they have a big and rather silly smile on their face. This phrase comes from a character in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, which disappears until only its big smile can be seen.
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