Stepped on a rake

Posted by Bob on October 29, 2001

In Reply to: Stepped on a rake posted by Patty on October 29, 2001

: My husband recently received a note from someone in Britain who used the expression "I stepped on a rake" to mean that he caused himself some trouble, or stumbled into a bad situation. Is this a common phrase, or just a metaphor this particular individual chose? Thanks. - Patty

I have heard it before, but not often enough to be a cliche. It's certainly vivid.