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big stink

A major contention, complaint, fuss, furor, or scandal. There was a big stink among the investors this morning over the issue of bonuses for employees. Jim decided to make a big stink at the wedding because he still harbored feelings for the groom.
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big stink

A major scandal or furor. For example, If they don't improve the women's facilities, Marjorie will make a big stink about it . [Early 1800s]
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big stink

n. a major issue; a scandal; a big argument. Don’t make such a big stink about it.
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Summary: They are the group kicking up a big stink.
Some US residents are making a big stink about the banning of a Confederate flag, a stark reminder of the country's history of slavery .
Did you guys know that so-and-so said yat-a-ta-yat-a-ta about such-and-such and now there's a big stink about.
But while Doyle wants to create a big stink about this miscarriage of justice, the man at the centre of the case is just quietly praying to have his name cleared.
It all has echoes of 1991 when rubbish and binbags were piled high at many sites around the city, literally causing a big stink.
Rare exotic bloom causes big stink at Pittsburgh's premier public garden.
The credit union community always raises a big stink about credit unions that want to convert to mutual savings banks.
I would much rather make a big stink about nothing, then let something slide by and allow my child to be hurt or be made to feel inferior by anyone.
Once DOMA is ruled unconstitutional, NOM will slowly fade away, but not before making a big stink," said one commenter.
The big stink is near the highway where sewage water tankers discharge their loads.
I don't want to make a big stink out of it but I feel like their response that I can't race with the men simply because I'm a woman was definitely gender-biased so I'm going to do what I can and hopefully make something work," she added.
Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli thought so, and he raised a big stink about it in late January after Christine Kaszycki mentioned to him that she had never visited the mineral exploration drill sites of the remote James Bay lowlands.
MARKS & Spencer has caused a big stink by selling handbags which smell of fish.
In a possible preview of what's to come, Patrick has already harshly criticized Dewhurst for not pushing legislation that would make it a crime for federal Transportation Security Administration agents to conduct overly invasive searches of air passengers - the so-called "groping" legislation that sparked a big stink in the Legislature on Tuesday and Wednesday.