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start something

To instigate a fight, argument, or other conflict. There's a gang of youths roaming around the area, looking to start something with anyone they encounter. Hey man, I'm not trying to start anything, I was just sharing my opinion.
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start something

Cause trouble, especially a quarrel or fight, as in Stop bringing that up-do you want to start something? [Colloquial; early 1900s]
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ˈstart something/anything

(informal) begin a fight or an argument: Don’t try to start anything with him, he has a knife.Are you trying to start something?

start something

Informal
To cause trouble.
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