not room to swing a cat


not room to swing a cat
(not) room to swing a cat informal if there is not room to swing a cat in a place, that place is very small.

There isn't room to swing a cat in the third room, it's so tiny.

Get a sofa in the living room? You'll be lucky - there isn't room to swing a cat in there.


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  • no (or not) room to swing a cat — humorous used in reference to a very confined space. [cat in the sense cat o nine tails .] → room …   English new terms dictionary

  • room to swing a cat — (not) room to swing a cat informal if there is not room to swing a cat in a place, that place is very small. There isn t room to swing a cat in the third room, it s so tiny. Get a sofa in the living room? You ll be lucky there isn t room to swing …   New idioms dictionary

  • not enough room to swing a cat — If a room is very small, you can say that there isn t enough room to swing a cat in it …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • not enough room to swing a cat — informal phrase used for saying that a room is very small and there is not enough space to live comfortably in it Thesaurus: words that describe buildings or rooms and parts of buildingshyponym farm buildings and structures where animals are… …   Useful english dictionary

  • not enough room to swing a cat — tv. very crowded or cramped; [of a room] small, □ It’s really crowded in here. Not enough room to swing a cat …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • not enough room to swing a cat —    If a room is very small, you can say that there isn t enough room to swing a cat in it.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Not enough room to swing a cat —   If a room is very small, you can say that there isn t enough room to swing a cat in it …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • not enough room to swing a cat — noun very little space (available) They had not space enough (according to the vulgar saying) to swing a Cat in. Syn: confined, cramped, tiny …   Wiktionary

  • not enough room to swing a cat — informal used for saying that a room is very small and there is not enough space to live comfortably in it …   English dictionary

  • not enough room to swing a cat — idiom. very little space to move around …   English slang