Posted by Edward Stansell on September 06, 2002
In Reply to: Re: Turn the cat in the pan posted by ESC on September 05, 2002
: : I know the meaning of this euphemism, but I do not know the origin or when it first came into use.
: : ES
: What's the meaning? I've never heard this expression.
To turn the cat in the pan means to turn the situation around, a turnabout. To give one a dose of their own poison.