rattle someone's cage

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Definition of rattle someone's cage

informal
: to make someone feel worried or upset Don't worry about what he said. He was just trying to rattle your cage.

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“Rattle someone's cage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rattle%20someone%27s%20cage. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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