nothing but trouble


: always causing trouble
Those kids are nothing but trouble.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The lander's other main instrument, however, encountered nothing but trouble., 20 Dec. 2022 But spying on the neighbors proves to be nothing but trouble. Lucia Tonelli, Town & Country, 31 May 2022 In fact, elders within the Jewish community saw nothing but trouble in the idea of the performance. Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2022 That state does nothing but take from the rest of us, and gives us back nothing but trouble in return., 4 June 2021 Book readers know the Christie family cause nothing but trouble for the Frasers, and Starz released character descriptions for Tom (Mark Lewis Jones), Allan (Alexander Vlahos), and Malva Christie (Jessica Reynolds). Lauren Puckett-pope, ELLE, 1 June 2021 And chronically missing out on sleep is nothing but trouble. Galadriel Watson, Star Tribune, 21 Feb. 2021 The two old preachers, whose memories and failing health and touchingly querulous relationship are at the heart of Gilead and Home, have had nothing but trouble, all their lives, from this son of Robert, known to everyone as Jack. Hermione Lee, The New York Review of Books, 22 Oct. 2020 The College Football Playoff has created huge upside for fans of college football and nothing but trouble for the coaches trying to get there. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 4 Oct. 2020 See More

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“Nothing but trouble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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