raise havoc with

raise havoc with someone or something

 and play havoc with someone or something
to create confusion or disruption for or among someone or something. Your announcement raised havoc with the students. I didn't mean to play havoc with them.
See also: havoc, raise
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Does all this mean the modern airgun won't raise havoc with some scopes designed for cartridge type recoil?
Further, the financial crisis in Europe continues to raise havoc with Wall Street and American companies' international operations.
Twisted or out-of-plumb rough openings raise havoc with door installations.
This would raise havoc with agriculture and economies, and result in worldwide social and political upheaval.
I'm not a doomsayer, however water contamination can come from many directions--cracked pipes, loose couplings, leaking in-ground fuel storage tanks, even well drillings from a mile away and bouts of area flooding can raise havoc with wells.
These influences cause lower frequency vibrations, which raise havoc with nano-instrumentation.
The SUPT warned in late April that acceptance of the Federal Council's proposed austerity package could raise havoc with future public-transit projects as well as existing services, Planners must also seek to build a new political alliance to tackle the future funding job.
It's not going to hurt the manure, but it's going to raise havoc with the ice cream.
They can all be Nobel Prize winners,'' he said, ``but they are going to raise havoc with projects.
It is difficult to rinse off your equipment and failure to get it all off will raise havoc with your buddies, the yeast.
Otherwise, it will raise havoc with the cook's domain and increase the likelihood of accidents.