start something

start something
phrasal
: to make trouble : create a disturbance

a man with a chip on his shoulder who's always trying to start something

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informal cause trouble

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start something — see start, 1
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Main Entry:something
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start something (also start anything)
informal : to do something that causes trouble

She is always trying to start something.

Don't start anything.

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Main Entry:start

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ˈstart something idiom
(informal) to cause trouble
Main entry:startidiom

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