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cause a commotion

To incite trouble or excitement. My best friend's pink hair caused quite a commotion at our very strict school. This band has caused a commotion with teenagers all across the nation—screaming fans greet them everywhere they go!
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cause a commotion

Also, cause a stir. Give rise to a disturbance, raise a fuss. For example, The opening debate was so bitter it caused a commotion in the legislature, or Her entrance always caused a stir.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Anyone who causes a commotion or disrupts the peace at the PKR polls in the state this Sunday will be arrested, Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd warned.
If the parent refuses to leave or causes a commotion, we have the parent removed from the contest.