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big stink


  1. A commotion or fuss; an argument: her big stink about cleaning up his room
  2. A major issue or scandal: Don't make a big stink about minor issues (1800+)
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big stink

A major scandal or furor. For example, If they don't improve the women's facilities, Marjorie will make a big stink about it. [ Early 1800s ]
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