nothing but trouble

idiom

: always causing trouble
Those kids are nothing but trouble.

Examples of nothing but trouble in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mark Kelly The decision by four Colorado judges to bar Donald Trump from the state presidential ballot is an ugly turn that augurs nothing but trouble for American law and democracy. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 20 Dec. 2023 Israel has been nothing but trouble from the start. Jennifer Hassan, Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2023 Buttigieg sees nothing but trouble for this approach, yet acknowledges his position of privilege. Philip Elliott, Time, 12 June 2023 As happened in Somalia, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Iraq, expanding the U.S. military mission in Libya beyond the original objective created nothing but trouble. Robert M. Gates, Foreign Affairs, 2 June 2020 Buttigieg sees nothing but trouble for this approach, yet acknowledges his position of privilege. Philip Elliott, Time, 12 June 2023 The lander's other main instrument, however, encountered nothing but trouble. Bloomberg.com, 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

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“Nothing but trouble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nothing%20but%20trouble. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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