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rock the boat

To disturb the status quo or go against rules or conventions, as in an effort to get attention.
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I'd just jump in and fix it, but that's not my job, and I don't want to rock the boat.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'rock the boat':

Rock the BoatTo destabilize something or make a situation problematic; creating disturbance or to spoil a plan
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Schaukeln Sie das Boot

scuotere la barca

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