stir up a hornets' nest

stir up a hornets' nest
stir up a hornets' nest provoke opposition or difficulties.
Main Entry: hornet

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  • stir up a hornets' nest — provoke opposition or difficulties. → hornet …   English new terms dictionary

  • hornets' nest — A hornets nest is a violent situation or one with a lot of dispute. (If you create the problem, you stir up a hornets nest .) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • hornets' nest —    If you stir up a hornets nest, you do something very controversial that causes a lot of trouble and anger.    A hornets nest is a violent situation or one with a lot of dispute. (If you create the problem, you stir up a hornets nest .)… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • nest — 1 noun (C) 1 a hollow place made or chosen by a bird to lay its eggs in and to make its home in 2 a place where insects or small animals live: a field mouse s nest 3 a nest of spies/criminals/vice etc a place where there are many bad people or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stir up a hornet's nest — cause major problems; agitate hornets in a nest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hornet's nest — noun 1. a highly contentious or hazardous situation talk of invading Iraq stirred up a political hornets nest • Syn: ↑hornets nest • Hypernyms: ↑situation 2. habitation for wasps or hornets • Syn: ↑wasp s nest …   Useful english dictionary

  • hornet — ► NOUN ▪ a kind of large wasp, typically red and yellow or red and black. ● stir up a hornets nest Cf. ↑stir up a hornets nest ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

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  • disorder — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of order Nouns 1. disorder, derangement; irregularity; misrule, anarchy, anarchism; untidiness, disunion; disquiet, discord; confusion, confusedness; disarray, jumble, huddle, litter, mess, mishmash …   English dictionary for students

  • hornet — noun a large wasp which is typically red and yellow or red and black and usually nests in hollow trees. [Vespa crabro (Europe) and other species.] Phrases stir up a hornets nest provoke opposition or difficulties. Origin OE hyrnet, of Gmc origin …   English new terms dictionary

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