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all men are created equal

A phrase from the US Declaration of Independence that asserts the equality of all people and their shared right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. The Declaration of Independence might say that all men are created equal, but all men certainly don't receive equal treatment in society.
See also: all, create, equal, men

create a scene

To create a loud, typically angry disturbance or display in public, such that it draws attention to those involved. Robert created a scene in the store when they refused to refund him for the broken television. My parents always create a scene with their fighting wherever we go.
See also: create, scene

create a splash

To be very successful and garner a lot of public attention. The low-budget indie movie is creating a big splash with audiences worldwide. The video game franchise was canceled after its latest entry failed to create a splash.
See also: create, splash

create a stink

To be very vocal in one's displeasure about something; to make a scene. My mom created a stink when the store refused to accept her return without a receipt.
See also: create, stink

create an uproar

To create a noisy or chaotic situation; to make a scene. The judge had to bang her gavel to quiet the gallery after a spectator created an uproar by yelling obscenities.
See also: create, uproar

make a scene

To create a loud, typically angry disturbance or display in public, such that it draws attention to those involved. Robert made a scene in the store when they refused to refund him for the broken television. My parents always make a scene with their fighting wherever we go.
See also: make, scene
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

create a stink (about something)

 and make a stink (about something); raise a stink (about something)
Fig. to make a major issue out of something; to make much over something; to make a lot of complaints and criticisms about something. Tom created a stink about Bob's remarks. Why did he make a stink about that? Tom is always trying to raise a stink.
See also: create, stink

create an uproar

 and make an uproar
to cause an outburst or sensation. The dog got into church and made an uproar. Her poodle created an uproar in the restaurant.
See also: create, uproar

make a scene

 and create a scene
Fig. to make a public display or disturbance. When John found a fly in his drink, he started to create a scene. Oh, John, please don't make a scene. Just forget about it.
See also: make, scene
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

make a scene

Also, create a scene; make an uproar. Make a public disturbance or excited emotional display. For example, Joan made a scene when the restaurant lost her dinner reservation, or Ted made an uproar over losing his luggage. Make a scene was first recorded in 1831; the variant employs uproar in the sense of "a noisy commotion," a usage first recorded in 1548.
See also: make, scene
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.

create/make a ˈscene

complain noisily, behave badly, etc. especially in a public place: Please don’t create a scene in public.
See also: create, make, scene

kick up/make/create/raise a ˈstink (about something)

(informal) show that you are angry about a situation, often by protesting in public: He kicked up a stink about the noise from the new nightclub, writing to all the papers and complaining to the council.
See also: create, kick, make, raise, stink, up

cause/create a ˈstir

make a number of people feel interest, excitement or shock: His sudden resignation caused quite a stir.
See also: cause, create, stir
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In a classic example of "garbage in, garbage out," duplicates and bad information can be created not just by systems clashing with each other, but by questionable data entry.
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For instance, he says, of the already present foreign investors, Johnson Controls--Skopje pledged 500 jobs of which they have already created 325, Johnson Controls--Stip pledged 1,500 and have so far created 768 jobs, Johnson Matthey pledged 650 and created 448, Kemet Electronics pledged 500 and created 177, Protek pledged 130 and created 50, TeknoHose pledged 170 and created 32, Van Hool pledged 500 and created 250, Kormberg & Schubert pledged 3,000 and created 792, Draxlmaier pledged 4,000 and created 1,048, Alliance One pledged 150 and created 138, Kumal in Stip announced 50, Coficab in Kavadarci announced 150, and Marquardt in Veles announced 500.
To create the scene, Quinn supervised a team of artists as they painted the background scenery, sculpted the human figures, and created the setting where they stand.
A work culture is being created where employees can work anytime from anywhere, hence, distributed workforce.
Here are some key elements of innovation that lie at the heart of Edison's ideas, and initiatives created by five LTC providers that exemplify their meaning.
To address this issue, the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance--an independent committee created by Congress to advise on student aid policy--has launched a project to determine the feasibility of radically simplifying the models used to determine EFC.
Links are created in three ways: the formula method, the paste link method and the direct method.