rattle someone's cage

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Verb[edit]

rattle (someone's) cage

  1. (idiomatic) to demand attention; to nag, nudge, or remind
    Nobody has corrected the problem yet, so it's time to rattle their cage.
  2. (idiomatic) to anger or to annoy
    If you really want to rattle his cage, ask him about his family.

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