kick/whip/stir up a storm


: to create a situation in which many people are very angry, upset, critical, etc.
His racial comments kicked/whipped/stirred up a storm in the newspapers.

Examples of kick/whip/stir up a storm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s no excuse for staying home unless the weather gods kick up a storm. Paris Wolfe, cleveland, 12 Jan. 2023 And even kick up a storm of controversy now and then. Andy Meek, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 Sleater-Kinney still can kick up a storm, albeit not as violent those in their glory days. Star Tribune, 24 June 2021 Most analysts said that Mr. Erdogan and his advisers knew the impossibility of changing the Montreux Convention, but that the veteran politician is using the issue to kick up a storm. New York Times, 10 Apr. 2021

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