And exactly how long before lots of little things begin to go terribly wrong and those chickens start coming home to roost?
“All the chickens are coming home to roost,” said opposition leader Antonio Di Pietro.
Lyon-born Daniel is like the food ambassador of France, who has come to roost in the middle of New York City.
late Old English hrost "wooden framework of a roof, perch for domestic fowl," from Proto-Germanic *hro(d)-st- (cf. Old Saxon hrost "framework of a roof, attic," Middle Dutch, Flemish, Dutch roest "roost," Old Norse hrot, Gothic hrot "roof," of unknown origin. Exact relationship and ulterior connections unknown. Extended sense "hen-house" is from 1580s. To rule the roost is recorded from 1769.
1520s, from roost (n.). Related: Roosted; roosting. Chickens come home to roost in reference to eventual consequences of bad actions attested from 1824; the original proverb seems to have been curses, like chickens, come home to roost.
One's home; pad (1940s+)