pace around hot porridge like a cat

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pace around hot porridge like a cat

To speak vaguely or euphemistically so as to avoid talking directly about an unpleasant or sensitive topic. The phrase is Scandinavian in origin. Don't pace around hot porridge like a cat—just tell me the truth. Why are you pacing around hot porridge like a cat? Are you leaving our company?
See also: around, cat, hot, like, pace, porridge
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