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Meaning of “rock the boat” in the English Dictionary

"rock the boat" in British English

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rock the boat

informalC2 If you rock the ​boat, you do or say something that will ​upsetpeople or ​causeproblems: 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)

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rock the boat

infml to do or say something that ​upsetspeople or ​causesproblems: 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)
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