set or put the cat among the pigeons

set or put the cat among the pigeons
Meaning: do or say something that causes trouble and make a lot of people angry or worried.
Example: The information of deducting 15% of salary packages of all the employees of York Electronics company set the cat among the pigeons and many employees started resigning immediately and joining the competitor company.

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President Duterte’s admission of sin over Extra-Judicial Killings in the Philippines set a cat among the pigeons.

- Wilma October 1, 2018

The way Indian bowlers bowled and spoiled the beauty of the match against Sri Lanka set a cat among the Pigeons.

- EY June 9, 2017

Stil I don’t understand the meaning of this idiom.

- Surinder Singh January 18, 2017

I would like to add 2 examples.

1. The manager set the cat among the pigeons when he told the employees that they would have to work over the weekend.

2. You might set the cat among the pigeons if you tell the children that you destroyed their toys.

- ITZAYANA MARTINEZ July 10, 2015

john’s bad behavior in class set the cat among the pigeons

- emma francis October 15, 2014

I would like to add an example.

The minister’s remarks about godmen set the cat among the pigeons.

- Santosh March 10, 2014

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