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English idioms related to Difficulty - Troublemaking

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English idioms related to Difficulty
apple of discord
[phrase]
a thing that is the source of a trouble, particularly by making people argue over it
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to dig oneself into a hole
[phrase]
to do something that gets oneself stuck into a difficulty
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recipe for disaster
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something that most likely results in great problems
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to rock the boat
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to provoke problems with something that one does or says
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can of worms
[phrase]
something that when someone tries to deal with it causes many problems
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the fat is in the fire
[sentence]
said when an action has inevitable consequences
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hornet's nest
[phrase]
a situation that is very difficult or unpleasant to be in, often because people are really angry or upset over something
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cross to bear
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a difficult situation that one cannot change or escape from
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more kicks than halfpence
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a situation in which a person is subjected to more trouble instead of a positive outcome
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through the mill
[phrase]
in a situation that is extremely difficult to go through
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shit / stuff hit the fan
[sentence]
used for stating that a lot of problems and arguments will occur when someone becomes aware of something
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bane of one's life / existence
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a person or thing that brings one misfortune or unhappiness
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the fat hit the fire
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used to describe a situation that was already bad has suddenly become worse
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to spell trouble / danger
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to indicate or suggest that a situation or action is likely to lead to problems
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