(someone) started it

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(someone) started it

Someone else began a fight, argument, dispute, etc., as opposed to oneself. Usually said in or associated with childish arguments or fights. A: "Stop it you two! I'm taking you both to the principal's office." B: "But she started it!"
See also: start

you, he, she, etc. ˈstarted it

(spoken, informal) you, he, she, etc. began a fight or an argument: ‘Stop fighting, you two!’ ‘He started it!’
See also: start
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But if Hirshman was hoping to initiate such a discussion, she started it off on the wrong note.
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