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)
The idiom ‘stir the pot’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘stir the pot’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.