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The meaning of "no room to swing a cat"

" No room to swing a cat "
An awkward or confined space.
This hotels room is supposed to be for two people! Hardly, there's not room to swing a cat in here.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 17th century. Not, as is often believed, derived from the use of the cat o' nine tails.
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