cause trouble

cause trouble

To act or behave in a troublesome manner; to cause problems or issues. I'm not trying to cause trouble for anyone, but it's my duty to point out these inconsistencies in the accounts. Tom! Martin! Quit causing trouble back there, or I'll send both of you to the principal's office!
See also: cause, trouble
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Itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu is sure to stir more controversy after he said he will not accept migrants who "cause trouble" as he tried to clarify his controversial comment referring to migrant laborers as "chickens."
The senator denied Ihedioha's allegation that while addressing his supporters, he (Okorocha) incited them to cause trouble in the state.
Thirty years ago, when my son was 14, he said to me: "If, in a class of 30 kids, there are two who want to cause trouble; there will be trouble".
Thirty years ago when my son was 14 he said to me "If in a class of 30 kids there are two who want to cause trouble; there will be trouble".
DEAR Editor, Thirty years ago when my son was 14 he said to me that, if in a class of 30 kids, there are two who want to cause trouble, there will be trouble.
Committee members Natalie Denny and Alan Gibbons said: "Far right groups have tried to cause trouble in Liverpool several times in recent years and Scousers have always sent them packing.
In this game, Peter has spent eight years behind the mask and mastered the art of fighting crime, but you can help him face a selection of villains, including Kingpin and Scorpian, all looking to cause trouble as he continues to try and rid the city of corruption.
At the same time, another Russian Facebook page, Heart of Texas, promoted a protest at the mosque in a clear effort to cause trouble. There were rival groups that turned out, but no violence.
Northumbria Police believe the youths did not attend the game and came to the stadium purely to cause trouble after the match.
Mary Stallone It's obvious that English so called supporters have just gone over to France to cause trouble. The quicker they get knocked out the better.
However West Midlands Police have issued a warning to anyone planning to cause trouble.
The Belgium defender insists he is reluctant to cause trouble, but might consider his future at the end of the season.
This may finally be the place where Justin won't cause trouble! (At least people wont find out about it.) Video provided by Hollyscoop
So when he says he is going to cause trouble, he has to be taken at his word."