Definition of put or set the cat among the pigeons in English:
British Say or do something that is likely to cause trouble or controversy.
- We certainly set the cat among the pigeons when we broke the news that Britain's biggest building society would face a demutualisation vote in July.
- ‘If you didn't grant permission again it would really set the cat among the pigeons,’ he said.
- Our Peter has been putting the cat among the pigeons.
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