To act or behave in a troublesome manner; to cause problems or issues. I'm not trying to make trouble for anyone, but it's my duty to point out these inconsistencies in the accounts. Tom! Martin! Quit making trouble back there, or I'll send both of you to the principal's office!
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to cause trouble or additional work. I don't want to make trouble, but I have a few suggestions that could make things work more smoothly.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.