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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It's been a music venue for years and years and people chose to buy flats there practically next door to it, so they all kicked up a big stink moaning about the noise from music and people, etc, and had the placed closed down.
Your list of what you are ready to make a big stink about at a moment's notice.
Corbyn stance on Trump a disgrace ONCE again we see the hard left making a big stink over the president of the United States visit.
Not only does he think it would be a "natural place for [them] to go," but also thinks it would make for some "very funny" situations "because Rosemary made such a big stink about not having kids for a while."
STUDENTS lucky to be alive, a big stink in Thornaby and a successful dog walk over the Cleveland Hills; here's a look at some of the news from this week, three decades ago.
And this creature can make a BIG stink if he's not treated well.
Take this big stink in the context of a national stalemate and political malaise.
Following the introduction of tough legislation in the 1990s, the "big stink' began to make a biological comeback.
First off, no one in the company is making a big stink about the incumbent, even though it's not perfect.
Summary: They are the group kicking up a big stink. "You Reek," also known as "You Stink," are the campaign group behind the recent demonstrations against the garbage crisis in Lebanon.
The plane beat its way through dark and stormy skies for six hours before it arrived over the small island of Yakushima, where it was to wait for two accompanying B-29s, the Great Artiste, which was outfitted with instruments to help assess the power of the bomb, and Big Stink, a camera plane.
Dan managed to shoot a few other great trophies including a 58.5" 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 Sir Arthur 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.
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.