kick up a fuss/stink

Definition of kick up a fuss/stink


  1. :  to complain The service in the restaurant wasn't very good, but we decided not to kick up a fuss/stink about it.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to strike out with the foot or feet

    :  to make a kick in football

    :  to show opposition :  resist, rebel

  1. :  a blow or sudden forceful thrust with the foot

    :  a sudden propelling of a ball with the foot

    :  the power to kick

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

  1. :  needless bustle or excitement

    :  a show of flattering attention

    :  a state of agitation especially over a trivial matter

  1. :  to create or be in a state of restless activity

    :  to shower flattering attentions

    :  to pay close or undue attention to small details

  1. :  to emit a strong offensive odor

    :  to be offensive

    :  to be in bad repute

  1. :  a strong offensive odor :  stench

    :  a public outcry against something :  fuss

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a trip made at another's expense

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