cat in the pan(redirected from a cat in the pan)
cat in the pan
obsolete A traitor. The phrase is thought to refer to the cooking of a "cate" (an archaic word for a delicacy, such as a cake), which would be turned from one side to the other in a pan. Is Benedict Arnold our country's most famous cat in the pan?
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