stir the pot

stir the pot


 To deliberately try to make a situation or people more tense and upset.

To unnecessarily create trouble or drama, often to get a reaction from someone.


My old girlfriend was always trying to stir the pot and I really hated the drama.

I look fat in these jeans? Wow, you’re really trying to stir the pot.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘stir the pot’ mean?

The idiom stir the pot means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘stir the pot’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘stir the pot’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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