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What is the origin of the expression 「猫の手も借りたい」 and how do I use it in a sentence?

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asked Jul 30, 2015 in Writing and Speaking by colin (2,080 points)
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It means that you are so busy you would even want to use the hands of a cat to get everything done. Normally it would be used after you explain why you are so busy. "I am so busy, That I would have even borrowed the paws of a cat. わたしは いそがしくて ねこの ても かりたい くらいだ

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Reference 1. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E7%8C%AB%E3%81%AE%E6%89%8B%E3%82%82%E5%80%9F%E3%82%8A%E3%81%9F%E3%81%84

Reference 2. https://soundcloud.com/human-japanese/expression-of-the-day-neko-no
answered Aug 2, 2015 by jesheckah (20,300 points)

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