To skin a cat...


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skin a cat, which is to perform a type of gymnastic exercise, involving passing the feet and legs between the arms while hanging by the hands from a horizontal bar.

However I still canonot form a picture in my mind ....
Who can help me ?Thanks !

  • Oh ,I mean the physical action .....the description above made me confused....not the idiom :there is more than one way to skin a cat/
    Hmmm I couldn't find a picture so let's see if I can describe it.

    You are in an inverted position (vertical, feet pointing upward).
    You lower your lower body so that you fold in the middle (in other words you see your legs just in front of your face. Since you are still holding the bar, your feet and legs are between your hands.

    Does this help at all?