An example of a tiger is a Bengal.
An example of a tiger is a person who always goes after what she wants no matter what.
- The South American jaguar.
- The African leopard.
- The Tasmanian wolf.
- To find oneself in a situation that has become unexpectedly difficult to manage or resolve.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of tiger
- Middle English tigre from Old English tigras tigers and from Old French tigre both from Latin tigris from Greek of Iranian origin steig- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition