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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

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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Into this wilde Abyss, The Womb of nature and perhaps her Grave, Of neither Sea, nor Shore, nor Air, nor Fire, But all these in thir pregnant causes mixt Confus'dly, and which thus must ever fight, Unless th' Almighty Maker them ordain His dark materials to create more Worlds, Into this wilde Abyss the warie fiend Stood on the brink of Hell and look'd a while, Pondering his Voyage; for no narrow frith He had to cross.
Artists have visited despots, not as subjects to be tyrannised over, but as wandering wonder-makers, as fascinating vagrant personalities, to be entertained and charmed and suffered to be at peace, and allowed to create.
Owen Warland's story would have been no tolerable representation of the troubled life of those who strive to create the beautiful, if, amid all other thwarting influences, love had not interposed to steal the cunning from his hand.
To create itself freedom, and give a holy Nay even unto duty: for that, my brethren, there is need of the lion.
The experience of prison often creates the same set of problems around violence that women have already experienced in their personal relationships.
263(a)-4(b)(3)(i), the determination of whether a payment creates a separate and distinct intangible asset is made based on all of the facts and circumstances existing during the tax year in which payment is made.
This limited carve out from an otherwise blanket rule creates a number of unfortunate anomalies.
Immediately thereafter, the filter driver creates a point-in-time view of the system volume and a bitmap describing the used sectors on this volume.
A high-speed, high-tech, consumer-oriented society creates over-consumption of natural resources and energy, and pollution in the air, in water systems, and on land.
1926: Harry Evans's The American Poor Farm and Its Inmates creates early public demand for reform.
This year, you'll be able to see it on many other floats that Phoenix creates, Lamb said.
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.
Data linking creates live data links between applications so the shared data can be updated, in real time, when data in either program change.
We built a backend system that creates a level playing field, rewarding all consumers regardless of skill.