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Turn the cat in the pan


  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Turn the cat in the pan to change sides with dexterity.—For Gib-cat, Tabby-cat, Tom-cat, see under Gib, Tabby, &c
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cat; found also in Celt., Slav., Ar., Finn, &c.


In literature:

But you won't improve it by turning cat-in-the-pan at the last moment, and so I warn you.
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
We'll see what we can do to turn the cat in the pan.
"The Great Quest" by Charles Boardman Hawes