Lyon-born Daniel is like the food ambassador of France, who has come to roost in the middle of New York City.
But now the chickens are coming back home to America to roost.
And exactly how long before lots of little things begin to go terribly wrong and those chickens start coming home to roost?
As House Majority Leader, DeLay ruled his roost with an iron fist that makes Nancy Pelosi look like Mary Poppins.
When you win, it's a big party and the lottery sends out the invitations and all the chickens come home to roost.
We'll have a quiet chat—and, like a dear good boy, go to roost early.
And force is a crime in the eyes of the fools, the weak and the silly who rule the roost.
The turkeys, at the time he started to look for them, must have all gone to roost among the trees.
Yet, today, it hardly more than affords me room to roost on.
I would go far away through the terrible forest, and find some tree for myself in which to roost.
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+)