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cause a stir

To incite trouble or excitement. My best friend's pink hair caused quite a stir at our very strict school. This band has caused a stir with teenagers all across the nation—screaming fans greet them everywhere they go!
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cause a commotion

To incite trouble or excitement. My best friend's pink hair caused quite a commotion at our very strict school. This band has caused a commotion with teenagers all across the nation—screaming fans greet them everywhere they go!
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cause (quite) a stir

 and cause a commotion
to cause people to become agitated; to cause trouble in a group of people; to shock or alarm people. When Bob appeared without jacket and tie, it caused a stir at the state dinner. The dog ran through the church and caused quite a commotion.
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cause a commotion

Also, cause a stir. Give rise to a disturbance, raise a fuss. For example, The opening debate was so bitter it caused a commotion in the legislature, or Her entrance always caused a stir.
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A COMMOTION marred the last day of the bar exams Sunday after a base of a used party popper that was left in front of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) was mistaken for a grenade.
John Anderson and his wife were driving by when they heard the commotion and saw the three dogs attacking Castellano.
Josie Evans, president of the parents and teachers association of AIS, said a student, who was not immediately identified, was also hurt in the commotion.
Upon hearing the injured woman's screams, Miles noticed a man scurrying past him headed away from the commotion.
A security guard told police that he heard a commotion and a scream inside the restaurant about four hours before the bodies were found.
Hearing the commotion, a local resident called the St.
MANILA -- A man was booted out of the East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) in the early hours of the New Year for allegedly causing a commotion at the hospital that was overflowing with firecracker blast victims.
on December 17, 2001, he heard a commotion in one of the units.