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create an uproar
To create a noisy or chaotic situation; to make a scene. The judge had to bang her gavel to quiet the gallery after a spectator created an uproar by yelling obscenities.
don't get your bowels in an uproar
Don't get so upset. Don't get your bowels in an uproar—I'm sure we'll find a solution to this problem.
get (one's) bowels in an uproar
To become upset. Often used in the opposite to discourage one from getting upset. Don't get your bowels in an uproar—I'm sure we'll find a solution to this problem. Oh, Nancy's always got her bowels in an uproar about something or other.
make a scene
To create a loud, typically angry disturbance or display in public, such that it draws attention to those involved. Robert made a scene in the store when they refused to refund him for the broken television. My parents always make a scene with their fighting wherever we go.
make an uproar
1. To create a loud, typically angry disturbance or display in public, such that it draws attention to those involved. Robert made an uproar in the store when they refused to refund him for the broken television. My parents always make an uproar with their fighting wherever we go.
2. To make an impassioned protest or complaint (about something). Fans across the country are making an uproar over the network's decision not to renew the popular show for a fourth season. Employees have started making an uproar about the poor working conditions they are forced to endure.
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create an uproarand make an uproar
to cause an outburst or sensation. The dog got into church and made an uproar. Her poodle created an uproar in the restaurant.
Don't get your bowels in an uproar!
Do not get so excited! Bill: What have you done to my car? Where's the bumper? The side window is cracked! Bob: Calm down! Don't get your bowels in an uproar!
get one's bowels in an uproar
Sl. to get oneself anxious or excited. (Normally fig.) Cool it! Don't get your bowels in an uproar. Fred's always getting his bowels in an uproar about nothing.
make a sceneand create a scene
Fig. to make a public display or disturbance. When John found a fly in his drink, he started to create a scene. Oh, John, please don't make a scene. Just forget about it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
make a scene
Also, create a scene; make an uproar. Make a public disturbance or excited emotional display. For example, Joan made a scene when the restaurant lost her dinner reservation, or Ted made an uproar over losing his luggage. Make a scene was first recorded in 1831; the variant employs uproar in the sense of "a noisy commotion," a usage first recorded in 1548.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Don’t get your bowels in an uproar!
exclam. Don’t get so excited! Now, now, don’t get your bowels in an uproar. Everything will be all right.
get one’s bowels in an uproar
tv. to become overly anxious or excited. Fred’s always getting his bowels in an uproar about nothing.
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