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English definition of “put/set the cat among the pigeons”

put/set the cat among the pigeons

UK
to say or do something that causes trouble or makes a lot of people very angry
(Definition of put/set the cat among the pigeons from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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