A British wrote in an American forum: I’m going to be quite mean now and spoil the ending for him. Just as their mother is about to return home the cat fixes everything with a load of weird machines, but he does come back.

The "cat" here appears to refer to "the person". But what does the phrase "the cat fixes everything with a load of weird machines" mean? Does it mean the person makes every effort to make his room tidy so that his mother will find nothing wrong with him?

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    There's no idiomatic meaning here. It means the cat fixes everything with a load of weird machines.
    – gotube
    Jul 4 at 5:35

To answer this question; we need to know the story you are talking about. I’m going to make a reasonable assumption that it is The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss.

This is a fantasy story, and the meaning is literal. An actual cat uses machines to repair the house. Although the cat does have human-like qualities, it is still a cat in the story.

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