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    #1

    Question Need some help

    Hi! I'm not a teacher, just a very bad learner.

    I'm writing here for the first time so, please, be nice with me...


    I am searching for an expression that has this meaning:

    "How much smaller the box, bigger is the cat"

    But I think isn't right. How can I write this? "Smaller the box, bigger the cat"? I'm looking for an expression, perhaps an artistic license.


    Thank you for the attention.

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    Re: Need some help

    Can you express your meaning in a more direct way? Unless you are actually wanting to put a cat in a box, you have used one metaphor to look for another, and I (for one) am not familiar with the one you gave.

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    #3

    Re: Need some help

    I'm not familiar with that idiom either. What do you think it means?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Need some help

    Yes! Actually is exactly what I am looking for. A phrase to illustrate this image:



    "If it fits, I sits."

    But my doubt is about the way that I wrote... "Smaller the box, bigger the cat" to say that cats always try to get in small boxes...


    Is that right?
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    #5

    Re: Need some help

    The idiom which comes to mind is, "It's like trying to fit a quart into a pint pot!". It doesn't matter whether the subject matter is to do with liquids or not.

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