make waves
phrasal to create a stir or disturbance

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • make waves — {v. phr.}, {informal} Make one s influence felt; create a disturbance, a sensation. * /Joe Catwallender is the wrong man for the job; he is always trying to make waves./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make waves — {v. phr.}, {informal} Make one s influence felt; create a disturbance, a sensation. * /Joe Catwallender is the wrong man for the job; he is always trying to make waves./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make waves — ► to do things that make people notice you, often in a way that causes trouble: »Sometimes, an employee feels intimidated by workplace bullying, but, they don t want to make waves. Main Entry: ↑wave …   Financial and business terms

  • make waves — If someone makes waves, they cause a lot of trouble …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • make waves — ► make waves informal 1) create a significant impression. 2) cause trouble. Main Entry: ↑wave …   English terms dictionary

  • make waves — (informal) CAUSE TROUBLE, be disruptive, be troublesome; make an impression, get noticed. → wave * * * phrasal : to disturb the status quo unimaginative, traditional career man who does not make waves Henry Trewhitt * * * make waves To create a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make waves — to change an existing situation in a way which causes problems or upsets people. Some workers felt it was not the time to make waves by organizing a union. Our culture encourages us to fit the norm and not to make waves …   New idioms dictionary

  • make waves — tv. to cause difficulty. (Often in the negative.) □ Just relax. Don’t make waves. □ If you make waves too much around here, you won’t last long …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • make\ waves — v. phr. informal Make one s influence felt; create a disturbance, a sensation. Joe Catwallender is the wrong man for the job; he is always trying to make waves …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make waves — informal just be quiet and don t make waves Syn: cause trouble, be disruptive, be troublesome; make an impression, get noticed …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • make waves — vp Cause trouble. Try not to make waves around the office. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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