That message was like catnip and I am the worst kind of kitten: I love trouble.
Coded references to risqué and sexual matters were catnip to the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Cole Porter.
And a candidate with some verve— Michele Bachmann comes to mind—is catnip for the cameras.
A feisty, Steve Jobs gee-whizzing in his black turtleneck about his latest gizmo is catnip.
From Perez Hilton to The Huffington Post, the threat of a Kanye musical proved to be catnip.
The newspapers pounced on them with joy, as cats pounce and purr on catnip.
At this juncture catnip tapped at the door and put in his head.
I alays hev my own catnip en sheep balls foh sum cases need one kind of tea en sum ernother.
"Then get him a pennyworth of catnip and put it on my bill," I said benevolently.
Boneset, wormwood and catnip had their places on the wall, together with ears of corn and strings of dried apples.