there's more than one way to skin a cat


there's more than one way to skin a cat
there’s more than one way to skin a cat phrase
used for saying that there is another way to get what you want, especially when other people are trying to prevent you from getting it
Thesaurus: describing or relating to ways of doing thingshyponym systems and methods for doing thingssynonym
Main entry: skin

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proverb there's more than one way of achieving one's aim

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there's more than ˌone way to skin a ˈcat idiom
(saying, humorous) there are many different ways to achieve sth
Main entry:wayidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • there is more than one way to skin a cat — 1854 S. SMITH ’Way down East viii. 166 This is a money digging world of ours and, as it is said, ‘there are more ways than one to skin a cat,’ so there are more ways than one of digging for money. 1918 W. FAULKNER Letter 17 Oct. in J. G. Watson… …   Proverbs new dictionary

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  • more than one way to skin a cat — When people say that there is more than one way to skin a cat, they mean that there are different ways of achieving the same thing …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • more than one way to skin a cat —    When people say that there is more than one way to skin a cat, they mean that there are different ways of achieving the same thing.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • more than one way to skin a cat — usually applied to felines but in the southern United States where eating catfish (Ictaluridae) is common, applied to a fish and also meaning there is more than one way to do something …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • there is more than one way to get a pig to market — or[flay a fox] or[skin a cat] There are always new and different ways to accomplish a difficult task. A proverb. * / How did you get Tommy to study so hard? Eleanor asked. I simply disconnected the television set, Tommy s mother answered. There s …   Dictionary of American idioms


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