Converting a pussyfoot into liquid measure with caustic soda water.
Call him a pussyfoot as well; you cannot shake him from his pinnacle.
But that is another story, and might bring Mr. pussyfoot Johnson on the scene before his time.
Your king of Kusiak has to learn some time that everybody isn't going to sidestep him and pussyfoot when he's around.
It was to have one church, to be used by the various denominations, and to be what is now called “pussyfoot.”
Mr. pussyfoot Johnson has told a Glasgow audience that he is no kill-joy, but smokes cigars.
He had been called many things—loan-shark, skinflint, tightwad, pussyfoot—but he had never before been called a flirt.
It appears that the man called the lamp-post "pussyfoot," and the latter promptly knocked him down.
Are Mr. Volstead or Mr. pussyfoot Johnson satisfied with the present condition of things in their country?
also pussy-foot, 1903, "tread softly," from pussy (n.1) + foot (n.). As a noun from 1911, "a detective," American English, from the nickname of U.S. government Indian Affairs agent W.E. Johnson (1862-1945), in charge of suppressing liquor traffic on Indian reservations in Oklahoma, who was noted for his stealthy tactics. Related: Pussyfooting; pussy-footed (1893).
To be careful and hesitant; be evasive; tergiversate; beat around the bush: Please stop pussyfooting and get to the point
[1903+; fr the nickname of W E Johnson, given because of his catlike stealth as a law-enforcement officer in the Indian Territory (Oklahoma); Johnson became a famous advocate of Prohibition, and the term briefly meant ''prohibitionist'']