Make Waves

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To create trouble; to make a disturbance

Etymology:

  • This expression originated back in the 20 century, which refers to keeping water still. If you want to float your boat smoothly on water you wouldn’t like anyone bother you by making waves in water. If someone makes waves in water then it will be difficult for you to float you boat smoothly.
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Just relax. Don’t make waves. I didn’t mean to hurt you.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Make Waves':

make wavesTo cause a disturbance.
make wavesTo upset the status quo.
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