a lot of rug rats

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #41 [color=blue]“American Slang Words (15)”, question 3

There are a lot of rug rats in our neighborhood.

(a) rodents
(b) cats
(c) children

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #41 [color=blue]“American Slang Words (15)”, answer 3

There are a lot of children in our neighborhood.

Correct answer: (c) children
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hi!
why children are called rug rats ? what’s the idea behind this slang ?

thanks !

Because they crawl on the rug, similar to what rats do.

thanks! :slight_smile: