I saw this phrase many times on Twitter. But, I don't know the exact usage or meaning this phrase portrays. Can anyone please enlighten me with the definition you think is accurate! Thanks in advance!

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    You asked same question couple of hours a go, right? I provided you with the Urban dictionary link already.
    – Ubi.B
    Mar 13, 2019 at 17:30
  • duplicate of english.stackexchange.com/questions/489473/…
    – Mitch
    Mar 13, 2019 at 17:34
  • The link you provided aka the definition already got many dislikes so I don't think the definition validly answers my question @ubihatt.
    – J. Doe
    Mar 13, 2019 at 17:44
  • @J.Doe that's a slang phrase. That's the reason l commented a link. Check your luck this time :)
    – Ubi.B
    Mar 13, 2019 at 17:48
  • Do you have any notion what it could actually stand for @ubihatt?
    – J. Doe
    Mar 13, 2019 at 18:00

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This phrase is due to the popularity of a card game designed by the online cartoonist known as "The Oatmeal - the game is called "Exploding Kittens" and is now commonly played in households with children from just pre-teen through teen ages - some young adults have also adopted this game.

Potato Cat is a specific category of card in this game, which is intrinsically useless on its own, having no specific ability or action assigned to it; however, when assembled with other Potato Cat cards, can be used to demand a card from another player's hand. I'd guess half the reason this is used in the context of photos is visual...

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