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    Set the barn on fire

    Hi everyone,
    I'd like to know the meaning of the idiom "To set the barn on fire".
    I have this sentence to translate (it's about astrology):
    If a Leo is obliged to hide their light under a bushel, they are likely to set the barn on fire.
    Any idea what is meant here ?
    Thx in advance
    T.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: Set the barn on fire

    Welcome to the forums.

    It most likely means that if Leos are not allowed to express themselves, they will explode. It's a thoroughly mixed metaphor.

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    Re: Set the barn on fire

    thanx for your answer, Anglika. That helps a lot.
    If you ever have questions about French...

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