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raise hob with someone or something

 and play hob with someone or something
to do something devilish to someone or something; to cause trouble for someone or something. (A hob is a hobgoblin, a wicked little elf.) Your sudden arrival is going to play hob with my dinner plans. Sorry, I didn't mean to raise hob with you.
See also: hob, raise

play (or raise) hob

cause mischief; make a fuss. North American
Hob is short for hobgoblin and is used in this mid 19th-century expression to mean the devil . Compare with raise Cain (at Cain) and raise the devil (at devil).
1993 Canadian Living When rain finally came, it wouldn't stop and played hob with the lentils that were growing there for the first time in a big way.
See also: hob, play
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Also, HOB X11Gate is designed to support IPv4 and IPv6, which guarantees that it can also be used in future networks.
One limitation is that although the rate of compliance in maintaining a [greater than or equal to] 30[degrees] HOB elevation was significantly increased, it was still only 45%.
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HOB VDI-VS1 (Virtual Solution One) has been designed for accessing virtual desktop infrastructures over a company LAN.
Superior hob life is achieved by using continuous diagonal hobshift to utilize the entire hob face during the cut of each rotor.
Since developing the world's first dry cutting gear production system using no cutting fluid in 1997, MHI has expanded its dry-cut product offerings, including machine tools such as gear hobbing machines and gear shaping machines as well as cutting tools such as super dry hobs and super dry gear shaper cutters.
Darren, 40, arranged for it to be fitted after finding Raymond slumped over the gas stove with all four hobs turned on but unlit.
The couple, both 82, used the panel to cover the hobs but it caught fire after the man accidently knocked the hobs on.
It was shown that the performance of the hob was highly affected by the recoating and the.
It's summer and that means a visit to the granddaddy of Sarasota's outdoor luncheon spots--the Hob Nob.
Ovens were the cooks' priority, but today oven top or hob cooking is more popular.
McVitie's is strengthening its hold on the sweet end of the snack market with the addition of another big biscuit barrel favourite -- Chocolate Hob Nobs -- to its sweet mini bagged snacks range.
By bundling products into packages geared for clearly defined segments of the market, HOB can make migrating to new technologies not only easier from an implementation perspective, but considerably less expensive as well.