rattle someone's cage

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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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