make mischief(redirected from makes 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.
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.
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.