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Flutter the Devecotes (To)

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To disturb the equanimity of a society. The phrase occurs in Coriolanus.

“The important movement in favour of a general school of law fluttered the dovecotes of the Inns of Court.”—Nineteenth Century (Nov., 1892 p. 779).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Fluke
Flummery
Flummux (To)
Flummuxed
Flunkey
Flur
Flush (A)
Flush of Money
Flute
Flutter
Flutter the Devecotes (To)
Fly (plural flys)
Fly (plural flies)
Fly-boy
Fly a Kite (To)
Fly-by-night (A)
Fly in One’s Face (To)
Fly in the Face of Danger (To)
Fly in the Face of Providence (To)
Fly Open (To)
Fly Out at (To)