To pull the chestnuts out of the fire with the cat's paw. Proverb in many languages.
Jean Baptiste Moliere (1622 - 1673)
Source: L'Étourdi, 1655, act III, sc. vi
Contributed by: Zaady
Ah, there are no longer any children!
Source: Le Malade Imaginaire, 1673, act II, sc. xi
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