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start something

Cause trouble, especially a quarrel or fight, as in Stop bringing that up-do you want to start something? [Colloquial; early 1900s]
See also: something, start

ˈstart something/anything

(informal) begin a fight or an argument: Don’t try to start anything with him, he has a knife.Are you trying to start something?

start something

Informal
To cause trouble.
See also: something, start
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Certainly, she says, "If we were foolish enough to try and start something like this again, we'd look for bigger grants" and higher-profile projects--ones that could be widely publicized upon completion.
Drop the program and start something completely different.
The effort is part of the company's partnership with the mentoring organization's "Start Something" campaign, encouraging people to start something in the life of a child by donating to Big Brothers Big Sisters or becoming a mentor.
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I always start irting and seem to meet loads of attractive women and start something.
Sue Jackson makes Beverly satisfyingly as common as muck, and Mike Baughan (Laurence) is from the start something of a human time bomb.
The band, are currently working on the follow-up to their second album, Start Something.
START something beautiful with Accord at Owen Owen in Liverpool.
Lost Prophets were up next, performing tracks from latest album, Start Something as well as material from their debut, The Fake Sound Of Progress.
Three years later they're back with its follow-up, the more accomplished Start Something,on which fans will see the band noticeably settling into their groove.
Whenever you start something at $1,200 and it sells for more than 10 times that at 13,800 dollars, you're surprised," said Josh Evans, chairman of the New York auctions company Lelands.
When we start something, we have a rhythm; we don't even need to talk, because we think so much alike.
Artists can come to the sessions with something they have been working on, or could start something new.
But, even if he did want to start something with you, are you sure you want some seedy affair?