June 23, 2012

set the cat among the pigeons

Posted in Idioms at 10:54 pm by Feng

put/set the cat among the pigeons – to do or say something that causes trouble and makes a lot of people angry or worried [thefreedictionary]

This is an interesting expression that I learned from Scheneier’s blog. Prince Philip once made some remark over a radio interview against banning guns. He said to the interviewer off-air afterwards: “That will really set the cat among the pigeons, won’t it?” It is mainly a British idiom.

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