Meaning of “rock the boat” in the English Dictionary

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"rock the boat" in British English

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rock the boat

informal

C2 If you rock the boat, you do or say something that will upset people or cause problems:

Don't rock the boat until the negotiations are finished.

(Definition of “rock the boat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rock the boat" in American English

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rock the boat

infml to do or say something that upsets people or causes problems:

It's better not to rock the boat when you first start a job.

(Definition of “rock the boat” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)