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create a scene

To create a loud, typically angry disturbance or display in public, such that it draws attention to those involved. Robert created a scene in the store when they refused to refund him for the broken television. My parents always create a scene with their fighting wherever we go.
See also: create, scene

create a stink

To be very vocal in one's displeasure about something; to make a scene. My mom created a stink when the store refused to accept her return without a receipt.
See also: create, stink

create an uproar

To create a noisy or chaotic situation; to make a scene. The judge had to bang her gavel to quiet the gallery after a spectator created an uproar by yelling obscenities.
See also: create, uproar

make a scene

To create a loud, typically angry disturbance or display in public, such that it draws attention to those involved. Robert made a scene in the store when they refused to refund him for the broken television. My parents always make a scene with their fighting wherever we go.
See also: make, scene

create a splash

To be very successful and garner a lot of public attention. The low-budget indie movie is creating a big splash with audiences worldwide. The video game franchise was canceled after its latest entry failed to create a splash.
See also: create, splash

create a stink (about something)

 and make a stink (about something); raise a stink (about something)
Fig. to make a major issue out of something; to make much over something; to make a lot of complaints and criticisms about something. Tom created a stink about Bob's remarks. Why did he make a stink about that? Tom is always trying to raise a stink.
See also: create, stink

create an uproar

 and make an uproar
to cause an outburst or sensation. The dog got into church and made an uproar. Her poodle created an uproar in the restaurant.
See also: create, uproar

make a scene

 and create a scene
Fig. to make a public display or disturbance. When John found a fly in his drink, he started to create a scene. Oh, John, please don't make a scene. Just forget about it.
See also: make, scene

make a scene

Also, create a scene; make an uproar. Make a public disturbance or excited emotional display. For example, Joan made a scene when the restaurant lost her dinner reservation, or Ted made an uproar over losing his luggage. Make a scene was first recorded in 1831; the variant employs uproar in the sense of "a noisy commotion," a usage first recorded in 1548.
See also: make, scene

create/make a ˈscene

complain noisily, behave badly, etc. especially in a public place: Please don’t create a scene in public.
See also: create, make, scene

kick up/make/create/raise a ˈstink (about something)

(informal) show that you are angry about a situation, often by protesting in public: He kicked up a stink about the noise from the new nightclub, writing to all the papers and complaining to the council.
See also: create, kick, make, raise, stink, up

cause/create a ˈstir

make a number of people feel interest, excitement or shock: His sudden resignation caused quite a stir.
See also: cause, create, stir
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At the same time, spaces and opportunities for people to interact with each other are created, breaking down the barriers of isolation, providing a safer and more comforting community.
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As such, they enable the processes and value drivers to interact so that the cumulative value created is greater than the value that might come from any single process.
Because good, proactive police work often creates exigencies, the legal issue is not simply whether the police created the exigency, but whether the police impermissibly created the exigency.
The parts created are nonfunctional, though this too is changing as the technology advances.
Even where pension funds do not invest through such leveraged pools, shouldn't it make a difference what type of capital ownership pattern is created through these tax-exempt, quasi-public investments?
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