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make mischief

To cause naughty, playful trouble. Their parents are both big practical jokers, so all of the kids love to make mischief themselves. He's always making mischief with the interns and new employees.
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make mischief

to cause trouble. Bob loves to make mischief and get other people into trouble. Don't believe what Mary says. She's just trying to make mischief.
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make mischief

Cause trouble, as in Don't listen to her gossip-she's just trying to make mischief. This idiom was first recorded in 1884, but the related noun mischief-maker, a person who causes trouble especially by tale-bearing, dates from about 1700.
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make mischief

create trouble or discord.
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make ˈmischief

deliberately do or say something that annoys or upsets somebody; make trouble for somebody: She told those lies because she was jealous and wanted to make mischief.
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And then they had bad friends, both of them, who made mischief. Ah, Katharine, when you marry, be quite, quite sure that you love your husband!"
Now I know that my name has been introduced, and has made mischief upstairs, I feel the necessity (for your sake again) of meeting Horace and his temper face to face before you see him.
And even when I held a staff away day at Dorneywood, the media still made mischief.
The end result was at least two of Fulham's three gigantic centrebacks ended up marking space while the visitors' nimble attacking midfielders made mischief in the space afforded to them on the edge of the box.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin started a war by not only breaking all possible rules of international law, but also making another terrible crime of moral and geopolitical dimension -- he made mischief of two countries and peoples who have always been friendly and fraternal.
ALMOST a year has passed since socially inept schoolmates Will (Simon Bird), Jay (James Buckley), Neil (Blake Harrison) and Simon (Joe Thomas) made mischief in Malia and reaffirmed their bonds of friendship.
THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE 2 (15) ALMOST a year has passed since socially inept schoolmates Will (Simon Bird), Jay (James Buckley), Neil (Blake Harrison) and Simon (Joe Thomas) made mischief in Malia and reaffirmed their bonds of friendship.
Rating THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE 2 (15) ALMOST a year has passed since socially inept schoolmates Will (Simon Bird), Jay (James Buckley), Neil (Blake Harrison) and Simon (Joe Thomas) made mischief in Malia and reaffirmed their bonds of friendship.
To use the Quran's words in the verse "Do not make mischief in the earth", I say that while Isaac has "made mischief in the earth" for one week before withering and waning, the Republican duo portend ruin for America for four whole years, subject to renewal.
Boss Hodgson said: "People made mischief about a conversational comment that was no way directed at Glen.
The first of his many books was The World of Alphonse Allais (1977), in which he ingeniously made mischief with French - later Kington would be named as inventor of Franglais.
Saturnalia was a festival of license, when people drank, feasted, exchanged gifts, and made mischief, while the birthday of Mithra was a festival of light.
Children shared their interpretations of "making mischief," for example, writing about a time when they made mischief. While most children chose to create individual dioramas based on a favorite scene from the story, all of the children helped create a monster village and a class mural of the "wild things making rumpus."
Yet Osman's performance smacked of defiance; he took his goal superbly, made mischief whenever he took possession and only a last gasp tackle from Andreas Granqvist prevented him from doubling his tally.
VANDALS who made mischief night a nightmare for a young mum followed it up by stealing her two-year-old daughter's swing.