Idioms and Phrases with 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.
Examples from the Web for make mischief
"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