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    #341
    Q: What does it mean to be "on pins and needles"?
    A: It means the person is nervous and anxious.

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    I was on pins and needles waiting for the other shoe to drop.

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    #342
    Q: What does "Don't make waves" mean?
    A: Don't rock the boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Q: What does "Don't make waves" mean?
    A: Don't rock the boat.

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    My explanation is: "Make waves" is making trouble, and "Rock the boat" is spoiling a situation. Same thing?

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    #344
    There pretty close, but I agree that spoiling a situation would only be 'rocking the boat'.

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    #345
    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Q: What does "Don't make waves" mean?
    A: Don't rock the boat.

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    My explanation is: "Make waves" is making trouble, and "Rock the boat" is spoiling a situation. Same thing?

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    Either one amounts to stirring up things that (in somebody's opinion) are better left alone. Making waves is rocking the boat, and rocking the boat makes waves.

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    #346
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    There pretty close, but I agree that spoiling a situation would only be 'rocking the boat'.
    There close?



    (Ron, making waves.)

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    #347
    Yikes!! Sorry for that. ;-(

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    #349
    Q: What does "Don't make waves" mean?

    A: Don't disturb the status quo. Don't create a disturbance.

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    • Keep it to yourself. You know the boss won't go for that idea. Don't make waves.

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    #350
    Q: What does "Don't make waves" mean?

    A: Don't disturb the status quo. Don't create a disturbance.

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    • Keep it to yourself. You know the boss won't go for that idea. Don't make waves.

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