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cause a stir

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

cause (quite) a stir

 and cause a commotion
to cause people to become agitated; to cause trouble in a group of people; to shock or alarm people. When Bob appeared without jacket and tie, it caused a stir at the state dinner. The dog ran through the church and caused quite a commotion.
See also: cause, stir

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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Jovita Pascua, 42 years old, married, OFW and a resident P-2, Barangay San Luis, Solano pacified her son Khryzl John and her husband Ceasar Pascua not to involve in the commotion while residents and some visitors participated in mauling the victim.
Islamabad [Pakistan], May 20 ( ANI ): Sindh assembly in Pakistan broke into a commotion as a Member of Parliament assembly from Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) raised a shoe at deputy speaker Shehla Raza.
A situational report received by the Police Regional Office XI from the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) revealed that a commotion happened at Dona Asuncion Elementary School in Barangay Pampanga, Buhangin at 11:25 a.m.
'I didn't even notice if there is a commotion in the venue,' Zaki said.
"I heard commotion from behind and on looking I saw a middle-aged man who was holding a rod," she said.Some of the congregants rushed the injured man to a hospital in Rongai where he received first aid although he was in a critical condition.
The lawyers also argued with the deputy attorney general and created a commotion, forcing Judge Mohammad Bashir to leave for his chamber and abort today's proceedings.
"This must have come as one massive shock to the owner of the smallholding - who was alerted after hearing an almighty commotion from the chicken coop.
They were arrested for attacking a police officer during the course of his duties, causing a commotion and resisting arrest.
Locals spoke of a commotion before the emergency services flooded the area.
According to details, a citizen informed that SP city Rizwan Gondal created chaos and commotion in lobby of a five-star hotel and badly misbehave with hotel management.
EMMERDALE ITV, 7pm THERE'S quite the commotion at the food van, as Victoria goes to collect the cash box and ends up in a tussle with wannabe thief, Simon.
But she soon realises she could be in danger As the pair fight over the tin, Jai spots the commotion and comes to her aid.
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Meantime the storeowner's brother, who was taking a break in the back room entertaining his daughter and newborn grandchild, heard the commotion and grabbed his "commotion-crushing device."
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