put the cat among the pigeons

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To cause alarm.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'put the cat among the pigeons':

put the cat among the pigeonsIf you set the cat among the pigeons, you will cause a flutter in the dovecote.
put the cat among the pigeonsProfessor Stephen Hawking put the cat among the pigeons last week with his cheery remarks about comet Machholz-2, which some astronomers believe could be heading our way. — The Times, 19 September 1994.
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