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bell the cat Explained

bell the cat at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

27 Moby Thesaurus words for "bell the cat":
affront, beard, bite the bullet, brave, brazen, brazen out,
confront, court danger, defy danger, face, face the music, face up,
face up to, flirt with death, front, go for broke, meet,
meet boldly, meet head-on, play Russian roulette, play with fire,
run the gauntlet, set at defiance, speak out, speak up,
stand up to, tempt Providence

bell the cat at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

bell the cat
v : take a risk; perform a daring act; "Who is going to bell the

bell the cat at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » Belling the cat


From a mediaeval fable in which mice want to put a bell round the cat's neck but cannot agree who should do it.


Inter: en-verb » bells the cat|belling the cat|belled the cat|belled the cat
  • Inter: idiomati » c To undertake a dangerous action in the service of a group.


    Inter: trans-top » to undertake a dangerous action in the service of a group
    • Finnish: panna kello kissan Inter: t+ » fi|kaula|alt=kaulaan
    • French: Inter: t- » fr|attacher le grelot
    • German: Inter: t- » de|die Schelle anhängen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Persian: Inter: t- » fa|پيش مرگ شدن، در انجام كار مشكلي پيش قدم شدن|sc=fa-Arab
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|narazić się (dla dobra grupy)
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|ponerle el cascabel al gato

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * take one for the team
    Category: Category:English predicates -
    Translation: et » bell the cat
    Translation: fr » bell the cat
    Translation: ta » bell the cat