raise havoc with (someone or something)

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raise havoc with (someone or something)

To cause a lot of serious issues or disruptions for someone or something. The road closures have raised havoc with rush-hour traffic. The blizzard is raising havoc with travelers flying in and out of the region.
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raise havoc with someone or something

 and play havoc with someone or something
to create confusion or disruption for or among someone or something. Your announcement raised havoc with the students. I didn't mean to play havoc with them.
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She blasted the international community for "remaining silent" and not piling it on Hamas and the Palestinians, tweeting: "If this was any other country, the international community would raise havoc. No other country would sit back and take this.
If the move backfires, he can raise havoc and thus blame outsiders for his poor domestic economic conditions.
We did go all-out since December and the purpose was not to raise havoc. The school is really good and it does not seem like a feasible idea to close the school down, because it would lead to the displacement of 5,000 odd students."
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It's another polished production of over-the-top adult entertainment that will have you wince, whimper and whoop in equal measure as you harness the powers bestowed upon you and raise havoc across the city.
It's another polished production of over-the-top adult entertainment that will make you wince, whimper and whoop in equal measure as you harness the powers bestowed upon you and raise havoc across the city.
The 6-3, 245-pound Irvin isn't a three-down player, just one who can - don't choke on your cereal - raise havoc on third down in obvious passing situations.
Does all this mean the modern airgun won't raise havoc with some scopes designed for cartridge type recoil?
Further, the financial crisis in Europe continues to raise havoc with Wall Street and American companies' international operations.
Twisted or out-of-plumb rough openings raise havoc with door installations.
They are long-eared creatures that eat everything in your garden, dig holes, and generally raise havoc. I think "varmint" is a pretty good description.
Chloe finally gets to go on a first date with Simon, but their romantic interlude is cut short with the arrival of two werewolves determined to raise havoc.
To the Editor: In "The Drone Warriors" (January 2010) concern was expressed about the "enemy" exploiting our drone technology to raise havoc such as to "shut down Manhattan with a budget of $50,000." Well, of course this is possible and is in fact likely.
This would raise havoc with agriculture and economies, and result in worldwide social and political upheaval.
Several different phenomena, most of them interrelated, have the potential to raise havoc in the camps.