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    My "I need an Idiom" thread

    Alright, then.

    I'm searching for an idiom that would describe the following:

    Someone is, some people are
    -messing up
    -raising hell
    -creating havoc
    -making problems

    I hope you're getting the general idea.

    If someone could toss me a few suggestion, I'd be very grateful.

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    Re: My "I need an Idiom" thread

    They could be "young Turks" (Re: Young Turks). I've never known anyone object to this as 'racist' - it is, in fact, quite complimentary.

    If you don't like that... {thinks}... "a bull in a china shop" is usually singular; but it'd be quite effective to speak about "a herd of bulls in a china shop".

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    Re: My "I need an Idiom" thread

    Not exactly what I was looking for. I guess I should specify.

    Let's say we're in a war. Let's say I need to clean out a small pocket of resistance. However, that small pocket is putting up a hell of a fight.

    So, that pocket of resistance is raising hell / causing problems / putting up a hell of a fight.

    I'm searching for an idiom for something like that...

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    Re: My "I need an Idiom" thread

    In that case you might say the pocket of resistance was "causing us grief"; if someone is a constant source of annoyance it's "a thorn in one's side/flesh". Any closer?

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    Re: My "I need an Idiom" thread

    The first one is excellent! Thanks.

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    Re: My "I need an Idiom" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Oneiro View Post
    The first one is excellent! Thanks.
    You're welcome - glad I got there in the end.

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