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    what does making a stink mean

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    Re: idiom

    Idiom:
    make/raise a stink Slang
    To make a great fuss.


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    [Middle English stinken, from Old English stincan, to emit a smell.]
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    stinky adj.


    Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
    Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
    Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


    make a stink

    Also, raise a stink. Create a great fuss; complain, criticize, or otherwise make trouble about something. For example, They promised to fix the printer today; you needn't make a stink about it, or The parents were raising a stink about the principal's new rules. This idiom transfers an offensive odor to a public fuss. [Mid-1800s] .

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