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Put the cat among the pigeons


Minoo

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If you put the cat among the pigeons, you do or say something that causes trouble or argument:

Her open criticism of the CEO has put the cat among the pigeons in the company.

There's a similar expression that uses the image of disturbing an insect's nest. Any idea what that is:

Her open criticism of the CEO has ................... (verb) up the ..........................'s (insect) nest.

 

ANSWER: ... has stirred up the hornet's nest.

  

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