Definition of rattle someone's cage
- Don't worry about what he said. He was just trying to rattle your cage.
: to make a rapid succession of short sharp noises
: to chatter incessantly and aimlessly
: to move with a clatter or rattle
: a device that produces a rattle
: the sound-producing organ on a rattlesnake's tail
: a rapid succession of sharp clattering sounds
: to furnish with ratlines
: some person : somebody
: a box or enclosure having some openwork for confining or carrying animals (such as birds)
: a barred cell for confining prisoners
: a fenced area for prisoners of war
: to confine or keep in or as if in a cage
: to drive (a puck, a shot, etc.) into a cage and score a goal
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