foment trouble

foment trouble

To create trouble or problems. If those two are back there whispering to each other, I just know they're fomenting trouble.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

foment trouble

to cause trouble. Leave it to Bob to foment trouble. I wasn't fomenting trouble, just expressing my opinion!
See also: trouble
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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They resorted to bloodshed to foment trouble but the people of Balochistan and the soldiers of the Pakistan Army collectively defeated India's nefarious designs,' said one speaker.
The agency had said that Pakistani terror outfits -- Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen along with intelligence agency ISI -- provided funds to separatist leaders to foment trouble in the Valley.
Olukolu warned other members of the union planning to foment trouble at motor parks to have a rethink, saying the security operatives would deal decisively with erring members.
I am inclined to believe that the Agbogbomefia is using his position as chief to foment trouble in this country.
WHY should the state allow an alien citizen, Dr Tahirul Qadri, to winter in Pakistan and foment trouble? Let him hibernate in Canada, his adopted mother country.
"Daesh is on our Western border with Afghanistan and hostile powers may use it to foment trouble in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) unless we mainstream it by merging it into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa without wasting more time,' Imran's press release reads.
Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani has said that the US appears to be continuing its decades old policy of trying to foment trouble in other countries in order to bring about regime change moresympathetic toWashington's foreign policy goals.Speaking at a Six Nations Speaker Conference in Islamabad on Sunday, Rabbani noted that US President Donald Trump has recently announced a new policy for American engagement in Afghanistan which implicitly admitted the superpower's defeat in the country.
Former Al Jazeera journalist Mohammed Fahmy during a session spoke about the phone leak between adviser of the Amir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Attiya, and Bahraini fugitive terrorist Hassan Sultan, who were conspiring to foment trouble and highlight unrest in Bahrain on Qatar-owned Al Jazeera TV.
"They are trying to foment trouble in our peaceful neighbourhoods.
Intelligence agencies have also dug out the details of internet calls between separatist Hurriyat leaders and their Pakistani handlers as they joined hands to foment trouble in Kashmir.
Reaffirming Pak commitment to enduring regional peace, it was underlined that hostile intelligence agencies and their facilitators will not be allowed to foment trouble inside Pakistan.
The participants underlined that hostile intelligence agencies and their facilitators would not be allowed to "foment trouble inside Pakistan", the ISPR said.
I am sure she is being used by people to foment trouble," he said.
In Siniloan town, Laguna province, the predator knife fish, whose unwanted presence in Laguna de Bay continues to foment trouble among fishermen and fish cage owners, may be the next hearty dish, thanks to the ingenuity of some residents.
by Azizullah Hamdard on 26 May, 2014 - 17:00 KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) on Monday called the runoff presidential vote challenging, warning militants might foment trouble in case of major security lapses.