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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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Seven people, including the Chief Imams of Igbole and Igboora have been arrested, while five motorcycles said to have been used to convey those who fomented trouble to the scene were also recovered, along with some dangerous weapons.
The West then fomented trouble in Ukraine and supported a coup to oust Russian influence, then went on a war of anti-Russian propaganda when Russia stepped in to support ethnic Russians in the Crimea and the East of Ukraine, from Western Ukraine shelling.
Tribune News Network Doha Dean and CEO of Northwestern University Qatar (NU-Q) Dr Everette E Dennis described the hacking of the Qatar News Agency (QNA) website and tweets by US President Donald Trump as factors in the blockade of Qatar by four neighbouring countries and as a case where disinformation fomented trouble for regional and international security.
The dean described the hacking of the Qatar News Agency website and tweets by US President Donald Trump as factors in the blockade of Qatar by four countries as a case where disinformation fomented trouble for regional and international security.
However, West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi, who is also the Chancellor of Jadavpur University, has come out in support of the state government theory of "outsiders" had fomented trouble inside the prestigious institution.
He explained Iftkhari's loyalists fomented trouble on the highway between Sar-i-Pul and Shiberghan and then hid in Boghawi.
He also warned that he would not spare the Muslim fundamentalists who fomented trouble in the country.
"I hope people will have voted for a better future and I think it would be very cruel if those who have fomented trouble in the past were to do so again.