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Turn the cat in the pan

Posted by Edward Stansell on September 06, 2002

In Reply to: 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.


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