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set or put the cat among the pigeons

set or put the cat among the pigeons
Meaning: do or say something that causes trouble and make a lot of people angry or worried.
Example: The information of deducting 15% of salary packages of all the employees of York Electronics company set the cat among the pigeons and many employees started resigning immediately and joining the competitor company.

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4 Comments

  • Expression: ITZAYANA MARTINEZ writes on 10 July, 2015

    I would like to add 2 examples.

    1. The manager set the cat among the pigeons when he told the employees that they would have to work over the weekend.

    2. You might set the cat among the pigeons if you tell the children that you destroyed their toys.

  • Expression: emma francis writes on 15 October, 2014

    john’s bad behavior in class set the cat among the pigeons

  • Expression: Santosh writes on 10 March, 2014

    I would like to add an example.

    The minister’s remarks about godmen set the cat among the pigeons.

    • Expression: Idioms.in Team writes on 23 April, 2014

      Thank you very much Santosh, for your contribution.

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