Tiger by the tail

What is Tiger by the tail?

Tiger by the tail definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
Something too difficult to manage or cope with, as in You know nothing about the commodities market; you’ll end up catching a tiger by the tail. This colorful metaphor conjures up the image of grabbing a powerful but fierce animal by the tail, only to have it turn on one. [Second half of 1900s]

 

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