put the cat among the pigeons


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put/set the cat among the pigeons

  (British & Australian)
to do or say something that causes trouble and makes a lot of people angry or worried Tell them all they've got to work on Saturday. That should set the cat among the pigeons.
See also: among, cat, pigeon, put
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GOOD news for those with Christmas debt to clear as Santander have put the cat among the pigeons with lower interest rates on loans.
IF David Moyes wants to put the cat among the pigeons at Old Trafford, he needs to sign another Eric Cantona.
When you do things like failing to turn up for a funeral, you really put the cat among the pigeons.
AS we forecast last month, the scheduling of Premier League TV games has put the cat among the pigeons.
Ideally, if I could run the A standard in Finland and no one else achieves that in the Trials then that could put the cat among the pigeons," added Flannery.
EASTENDERS The Carters have been at the centre of plenty of drama since arriving in the Square, but Lee's confession has well and truly put the cat among the pigeons.
Last year, Mounir was rumored to be taking a mystery young lady down the aisle but the songster put the cat among the pigeons by denying all knowledge of the marriage .
Good news for those with Christmas debt to clear as Santander has put the cat among the pigeons with lower interest rates on loans.
Big Bargoed lock Edmunds really put the cat among the pigeons when he crossed for an unconverted corner try after a sharp burst down the right flank by wing Lewis Protheroe.
ST HELENS' 28-22 loss to Huddersfield Giants on Thursday has certainly put the cat among the pigeons as far as qualification for the play-offs is concerned.
The 4-1 win at Manchester City put the cat among the pigeons, and Arsenal's defeat at West Brom allowed Leicester to steal a march on the rest.
That will certainly put the cat among the pigeons in the Adnams Cheveley Park Stakes because there are not many in the field likely to appreciate very soft ground - in fact, many of the fancied ones are thought to actively dislike it.
It has, in planning terms, put the cat among the pigeons for the Thandi Partnership's architect feels Kirklees Council now wants nothing on Castle Hill except for the tower.
Mr Kilfoyle said his aim was to put the cat among the pigeons and expose the hollowness of the grand claims made for the city-region and devolution.