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There isn't enough room to swing a cat.
What does the above imply besides its facial value? Thanks.
It is generally thought to refer to a "cat o' nine tails" - a scourge with more than one lash.
My understanding of it was always as is referred to here:
And there is the ever so nice swing a dead cat.
Silly way of relating the quantity or frequency of something in terms of whether you would hit one if you swung a dead cat.
"You can't swing a dead cat in here without hitting someone that finds me confusing."