room to swing a cat


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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  • room to swing a cat — A minimum of space • • • Main Entry: ↑cat …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • no room to swing a cat — no (or not) room to swing a cat humorous used in reference to a very confined space Origin: cat in the sense ‘cat o nine tails’ * * * no room to swing a ˈcat idiom (informal) when sb says there s no room to swing a cat, they mea …   Useful english 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

  • 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

  • no room to swing a cat — ► no room to swing a cat humorous a very confined space. [ORIGIN: cat in the sense «cat o nine tails».] Main Entry: ↑room …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 —    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 — 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