"not enough room to swing a cat"
very crowded or cramped;
not very much space
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Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: I heard that you finally got your own office.
Colleague 2: I did but it is so small that there's not enough room to swing a cat.
Colleague 1: That small?
Colleague 2: When I have a visitor, I have to move a chair in order to close the door.
Colleague 1: I suppose that your own tiny office is better than no office at all.
Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: How do you like your new micro-car?
Friend 2: There's hardly room to swing a cat but the gas consumption is incredibly low.
Friend 1: Bumping elbows with the passenger, then?
Friend 2: Exactly. Don't even think about both the driver and passenger having a coffee at the same time.
There is no gerund form for not enough room to swing a cat.
1) of a 600-square-foot condo. This, incidentally, is not enough room to swing a cat, and was listed at a cool $409,000, plus taxes and ...
2) The minister's logic seems to be if there's not enough room to swing a cat in an apartment, you get a smaller cat.
3) ... face a growing problem: there's simply not enough room to swing a cat. And the country is now only beginning to deal with the problem ...
4) ... a boat, squashed tighter than the owl and the pussycat, hardly room to swing a cat.
5) ... was old and tired looking, had hardly enough room to swing a cat and, to cap it all, there were already two other passengers ...
6) ... apartments so small and badly designed there's barely enough room to swing a cat -- let alone a pooch. There's no space for luxuries.
7) ... in the short-term, many of the apartments going up have barely enough room to swing a cat.
8) Barely room to swing a cat: some sections are barely wide enough for a beach towel.
9) ... was accommodation originally intended for a man and his dog, with barely room to swing a cat, let alone a dog, at 12x8ft.
10) Our house is tiny. There isn't room to swing a cat and at times moods can become fraught with the confined area.
11) ... average new home clocking in at just over 800 square feet. "Room to swing a cat? Hardly."
12) ... theatre into a mini athletics stadium. There's barely room to swing a cat on the central, circular stage.
13) We had a piano in the house, despite there not being room to swing a cat.
14) More than enough room to swing a cat: With nineteen bathrooms and twelve bedrooms, ...
15) Jerusalem, and other cities right across Israel, face a growing problem: there's simply not enough room to swing a cat. And the country is now ...
16) As the famous saying goes to describe a small, cramped space, 'there's not enough room to swing a cat'.
17) Scotland has a population density of 67.2/km2, while Japan's 336/km2. Not enough room to swing a cat in Japan.
18) There is not enough room to swing a cat and it is beginning to get to the point where we could be liable for an accident.
19) ... and marketing, Pocket is translating a negative perception [of micro-homes] so small there's not enough room to swing a cat into a positive ...
20) My new office is tiny, there's not enough room to swing a cat.