big stink

big stink

A major contention, complaint, fuss, furor, or scandal. There was a big stink among the investors this morning over the issue of bonuses for employees. Jim decided to make a big stink at the wedding because he still harbored feelings for the groom.
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big stink

A major scandal or furor. For example, If they don't improve the women's facilities, Marjorie will make a big stink about it . [Early 1800s]
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big stink

n. a major issue; a scandal; a big argument. Don’t make such a big stink about it.
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amp;nbsp;But Cyrus supposedly thinks "Liam is making a big stink over nothing.
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Summary: They are the group kicking up a big stink.
5" kudu, a nice klipspringer, a warthog and a big stink bull giraffe.
Did you guys know that so-and-so said yat-a-ta-yat-a-ta about such-and-such and now there's a big stink about.
But while Doyle wants to create a big stink about this miscarriage of justice, the man at the centre of the case is just quietly praying to have his name cleared.
That nagging voice is about to get her executed when, once again, she gets sent to the days of Queen Vic and the Big Stink of London, this time with two Boxite stormtroopers, called Thundercats, on her trail.
You have many other choices so pick one and give up trying to make a big stink over some words.
It all has echoes of 1991 when rubbish and binbags were piled high at many sites around the city, literally causing a big stink.
The credit union community always raises a big stink about credit unions that want to convert to mutual savings banks.
Once DOMA is ruled unconstitutional, NOM will slowly fade away, but not before making a big stink," said one commenter.
The big stink is near the highway where sewage water tankers discharge their loads.