more than one way to skin a cat

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - more than one way to skin a cat

"more than one way to skin a cat"

there are different ways to accomplish the same thing;

there are different possible solutions to a problem


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - more than one way to skin a cat

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: Even if we put the entire team on the project working full time, there is no way we can finish in time.

Colleague 2: Remember, there is more than one way to skin a cat.

Colleague 1: Meaning?

Colleague 2: Let's try thinking about other possibilities. For instance, we could recruit help from other teams or maybe even outsource some of the more basic work.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - more than one way to skin a cat

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: We absolutely must find a way to buy a car. Our whole plan of driving to Mexico for a summer adventure requires a car.

Friend 2: We've put all our savings together and we still don't have enough. Maybe the adventure just isn't possible.

Friend 1: Ah, but there's more than one way to skin a cat. I'll get a second job.

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more than one way to skin a cat - Examples:

1)  There's more than one way to skin a cat, and Pottermore has demonstrated one way that publishers haven't tried yet.

2)  Well there's more than one way to skin a cat but I'm just going to show you my way.

3)  ...downward direction. Let's call that the more than one way to skin a cat camp. That a compromise solution was achieved, a partial sell off, ...

4)  There's more than one way to skin a cat and more than one way to ignite your very own creative fire. 

5)  There is more than one way to skin a cat, though, and I may not be using an optimal method, but for ...

6)  There's more than one way to skin a cat and get rid of staff. Who needs notice periods and severance pay when ...

7)  ... that we have everyone's attention there is more than one way to skin a cat and get money for your cause. 

8)  There is more than one way to skin a cat. Yes, it is certainly possible to implement a licensing scheme while permitting source ...

9)  Ultimately, I think, there's more than one way to skin a cat. Mistakes are made and hopefully learned from. And we all move on.

10)  ... people that these exist and that there's more than one way to skin a cat. I would say in its current form there are many different business models.

11)  There is, however, more than one way to skin a cat. Even had successive US administrations never intervened in the housing market, Europe today ...

12)  There's more than one way to skin a cat and don't let them tell you otherwise.

13)  ... moral of my tale is that there's more than one way to skin a cat and that if you're willing to devote some time to refining your methodologies, ...

14)  Sometimes, there is "more than one way to skin a cat." But usually, there are ways that are really really good, and ...

15)  So we must accept it. There's more than one way to skin a cat. There are many different ways to achieve something.

16)  ... the famous saying goes, "there's more than one way to skin a cat". Different methods yield different results.

17)  Just as there is more than one way to skin a cat, there is more then one way to the top. Your skills, knowledge ...

18)  There's more than one way to skin a cat and there are definitely more options than just WordPress when you need ...

19)  ... said it's all variable, there's more than one way to skin a cat, this is just the most efficient and effective way we've found works with ...

20)  ... old saying goes, however, there is more than one way to skin a cat, and split routines are not the only workouts available to you.