make waves

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To upset the status quo.

Etymology:

  • Derived from disruptions caused by waves in water.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'make waves':

make wavesTo cause a disturbance.
Make WavesTo create trouble; to make a disturbance
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