Famous Sayings: #58 — ‘Fox Guarding the Henhouse’

April 21, 2017

It’s like a fox guarding a henhouse.

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I was introduced to this saying in, appropriately enough, in a political advertisement. The imagery was literal, with clips of chickens being contrasted with the image of a fox looking for its prey.

I forget what was being discussed, but I know it was a proposition in my state. The idea behind the negative ad was to get voters to believe a “YES” vote would allow some people in the government to run ram shod. Essentially, voters would be allowing the fox to guard the henhouse.

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