Idiom – Don’t Rock the Boat
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Don’t Rock the Boat – Idiom of the Day
Saying/ doing anything that will cause problems or issues to the already existing problems.
The idiom ‘Don’t rock the boat’ originated from an American statesman who was famously quoted as ” The man who rocks the boat ought to be stoned when he gets back on the shore.’ The idiom was used to refer to those stirring up trouble.
Rose: What happened to you? Are you okay?
Keith: Yes, I’m okay. I’m silent because I don’t want to rock the boat in any way.
While the mother is bargaining with the shopkeeper.
Mother to shopkeeper: We need only two sets of this book, so why don’t you reduce the price?
Shopkeeper: I am sorry, but I can’t reduce the price. The publications issue the rate of the book; we just sell it accordingly.
Son: Mom, enough of bargaining, let’s check the same book in other shops
Mother: Don’t rock the boat until the negotiations are finished.
Understand the usage of the Idiom in the Sentences :
- The CM asked the council to take immediate action against the protesters as the government didn’t want to rock the boat before the elections.
- The manager said that he didn’t want to rock the boat about the project being expensive.
- She advised him not to rock the boat as things were working in his favour.
- Don’t rock the boat and worsen the situation.
- I don’t want to rock the boat and earn the ill will of my father.