big stink

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big stink definition


  1. n.
    a major issue; a scandal; a big argument. : Don't make such a big stink about it.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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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]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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