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'To skin a cat'—I know what it means, but how come such a gross phrase became a standard expression in English? What is the etymology of it? 
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Hello.

"There's more than one way to skin a cat."
I thought that searching for the origin of this proverb on the Internet was no skin off my nose. Actually, it wasn't.
Takoyaki-EnglishI thought that searching for the origin of this proverb on the Internet was no skin off my nose. Actually, it wasn't.

It seems that you native speakers of English do like skinning something.Emotion: smile
Oh, you're from Japan.  Sorry if you're first language was different.
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gross? try hotdog Emotion: stick out tongue