foment trouble

foment trouble

to cause trouble. Leave it to Bob to foment trouble. I wasn't fomenting trouble, just expressing my opinion!
See also: trouble
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I am sure she is being used by people to foment trouble," he said.
They also blame the Hindu rightwing group of deliberately trying to foment trouble.
Several of these elements participated in the Afghan war and then returned to foment trouble.
Saudi Arabia itself suffered from political violence in recent decades, but ultimately beat back the attempt by Al-Qaeda within the kingdom to foment trouble and challenge the state.
The publication was deliberately out to foment trouble, and that's nothing short of criminal.
by Azizullah Hamdard on 26 May, 2014 - 17:00 KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) on Monday called the runoff presidential vote challenging, warning militants might foment trouble in case of major security lapses.
21 ( ANI ): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today said that while the government favors freedom of expression, the mischievous use of this medium to foment trouble needs to be checked.
That such uniforms are manufactured and sold openly across Pakistan is unthinkable, but what intrigues this author is the similarity in technique used in both the places to foment trouble.
Of course Ahmadinejad is a pompous demagogue with a Mephistophelian urge to foment trouble while accepting no responsibility for his hateful words.
It follows from this that these religious maniacs would want to lose or miss no opportunity to trigger violence, spill bloodshed or foment trouble.
Iran has been meddling in our affairs over the last many years and they have now used the guise of the so-called Arab Spring to once again foment trouble," he said.
He told Zasipkin that purpose of the STL is to foment trouble and strife in Lebanon and that it was doing major injustice to Hizbullah.
Iran, despite its own internal divisions and rivalries, has moved aggressively to protect its regional allies against democratic change, and to foment trouble more widely.
Tehran certainly never misses a chance to foment trouble.
The NIA, in the FIR, discussed the input provided by the FBI, stating that a detailed probe was required to unravel the conspiracy hatched by Headley and others to foment trouble and carry out terrorist attacks in the country.