not enough room to swing a cat




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - not enough room to swing a cat

"not enough room to swing a cat"

very crowded or cramped;

not very much space

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - not enough room to swing a cat

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.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - not enough room to swing a cat

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.





not enough room to swing a cat - Usage:

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not enough room to swing a cat - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for not enough room to swing a cat.



not enough room to swing a cat - Examples:

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.