rock the boat




rock the boat

say or do something to disturb an existing situation and upset other people – informal

1999 - Times - The six candidates are so determined not to rock the boat that they are in danger of saying nothing of interest.




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be in the same boat

be in the same unfortunate or difficult circumstances as others - informal



burn your boats = burn your bridges

commit yourself irrevocably

In a military campaign, burning your boats or bridges would make escape or retreat impossible.



off the boat

recently arrived from a foreign country and by implication naive or an outsider - informal but often offensive



push the boat out

be lavish in your spending or celebrations - British informal

Push the boat out apparently originated as mid 20th-century naval slang meaning pay for a round of drinks.




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