RE: RARA-AVIS: when a cigar is not a cigar award

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 26 Apr 2002

--- "Anderson, Erick (ETW)" <> wrote: Isn't there an expression that goes something along the lines of:
"That puts the canary among the cats..."

The phrase is "canary in a cathouse." I'm not entirely sure what it means, but I'm guessing it has something to do with being afraid in the enemy's camp. It is also the title of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr's first short story compilation, which I just found out was a Gold Medal paperback.


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