猫の額

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
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NounEdit

猫の額 (hiragana ねこのひたい, romaji neko no hitai)

  1. (idiomatic) tiny, not enough room to swing a cat; literally, “a cat’s forehead”

Usage notesEdit

Primarily used of areas, notably a room, an apartment, a garden, or a plot of land.

Derived termsEdit

  • 猫の額ほどの庭 – a garden as small as a cat’s forehead
  • 猫の額ほどの土地 – a plot of land as small as a cat’s forehead
  • 猫の額のような
Last modified on 30 September 2013, at 21:28