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Idioms and Phrases with make mischief

make mischief

Cause trouble, as in Don't listen to her gossip—she's just trying to make mischief. This idiom was first recorded in 1884, but the related noun mischief-maker, a person who causes trouble especially by tale-bearing, dates from about 1700.

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  • "I alway b'rieve some make-mischief tell Masser dat time;" returned the negro sulkily, though not without doubt.

    The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas

    James Fenimore Cooper