cause a commotion

Also, cause a stir. Give rise to a disturbance, raise a fuss. For example, The opening debate was so bitter it caused a commotion in the legislature, or Her entrance always caused a stir.


Nearby words

  1. causation,
  2. causationism,
  3. causative,
  4. causatively,
  5. cause,
  6. cause célèbre,
  7. cause list,
  8. cause raised eyebrows,
  9. cause-and-effect,
  10. causerie

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