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do (oneself) a mischief

To do something that harms oneself. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I think you'll do yourself a mischief if you try that risky skateboard trick.
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do (one) a mischief

To do something that harms one. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. You sure did your brother a mischief by including him in that dangerous game.
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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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do yourself a mischief

INFORMAL
If you do yourself a mischief, you injure part of your body. I think I'd do myself a mischief if I tried to copy any of her dance moves.
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do someone (or yourself) a mischief

injure someone or yourself. informal
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make mischief

create trouble or discord.
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ˌdo somebody/yourself a ˈmischief

(British English, informal or humorous) hurt somebody/yourself: You could do yourself a mischief wearing such tight trousers!
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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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Co-written by Mischief Theatre Company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong is a highly physical comedy packed with finelytuned farce and Buster Keaton inspired slapstick delivered with split-second timing and ambitious daring.
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THEATRE Mischief Movie Night Direct from a West End run and six months on Broadway, Mischief Theatre, the award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, arrive at the Playhouse with Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage!
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and this year it will be on the theme of mischief makers.
THE company behind the smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong are returning to their comedy roots with Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage.
We spoke to Henry Lewis, artistic director of Mischief Theatre, ahead of their visit to Birmingham Readers will be familiar with your multi award-winning comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, currently playing on Broadway, in the West End and touring the UK (seen at the Hippodrome in March).
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