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    stir the pot

    Hi,

    "He tried to stir the pot between you and me."
    What does the idiom "stir the pot" mean?
    Thanks in advance.


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    Re: stir the pot

    "stir the pot" is to bring issues on the surface. Try to picture a pot of soup, with ingredients settled to the bottom, so you 'stir the pot' to bring the ingredients up.

    "stir the pot between you and me" means he's trying to bring issues up that happened between you and me before. e.g. You and John had a fight long time ago, now Peter mentioned this again to you, reminding you of that the fight happened between you and John

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: stir the pot

    Hi,
    Thank you kcg for your reply. Are there any purposes when someone stirs the pot?


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    Re: stir the pot

    Yes - they are making trouble for you

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